drexlerIn Western Motel, Wendy looks at American life in the 20th century, from coast to coast, connecting what is disconnected, from the man on the wire who crossed the space between the World Trade Center towers to Janis Joplin in Monterey; and from the iconic destinations where ordinary life is conducted—gas stations, bowling alleys, diners—to the institutions of marriage and family, shaped and shaken by World War II.

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