USA or Bust

America at the Crossroads




A bust is a terrible thing to waste. So we here at Atomic Drop Press have decided to release the 5th Anniversary Edition of USA or Bust--a book chronicling one man's journey around the United States interviewing and photographing people about the economy, politics, and social issues.

"For several years I'd been pestering my family and friends with two questions: 'Do you think there could be another Great Depression?' And 'Isn't it time for a new Works Progress Administration?' They were very tolerant of my apparent obsession with dire concerns for the near future. So where was my sense of alarm coming from? Well...when events caught up with my obsession, a road trip was in order. The idea of driving around our country and documenting America and Americans during our current crisis just seemed right."

--J.W. Zook (2009)