New book, ‘Footloose Pilgrims’, recounts brothers’ biking journey

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Dick and Bill Lynam invite readers to roving tour of Europe, new cultures, languages, people.

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Having been taught in the European tradition of western art, culture and literature when they were young, brothers Dick and Bill Lynam were eager to experience every bit of their learning in person. When they were old enough, they realized their dream that became “Footloose Pilgrims” (published by Xlibris).

This coming-of-age pilgrimage of the two brothers follows their five month travel across Europe. Hitchhiking through England, Ireland and Scotland, they crossed the English Channel, then bicycled and motor-biked over 5,000 kilometers around Europe before sailing home via South America and Cuba to Florida.

In the course of their sojourn, they saw Europe rebuilding after WWII, with scars still in evidence. They explored their ancestral origins in Ireland, were awed by the western culture in Greece and Italy, and viewed Christian and pre-Christian edifices, art and relics of past civilizations.

Detailing the many interesting facets of their journey — the people encountered; reflections on the encounters; comments on the reconstruction of Europe that was underway at the time; the current and past history and politics; the descriptions of the art and architecture seen and appreciated, the Lynam brothers’ “Footloose Pilgrims” treats readers to a virtual tour. Dick and Bill Lynam both serve as models for anyone seeking new adventures as they did, to see new places, have new experiences and encounter new languages and people.

“Footloose Pilgrims”
By Dick Lynam; Bill Lynam
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499066012
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499066029
E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781499066036
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard “Dick” Lynam, a former U.S. Army Officer, ran a mining camp in the Australian outback, returned to the states with his family and had a career in the California criminal justice system. He traveled worldwide in pursuit of his hobby of riding exotic railways before retiring to Western Washington with his Dutch wife, Theresa.

William “Bill” Lynam was in the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps and afterwards worked in the Remote Sensing systems field, including the Apollo Project, before a career with the State of New York. He and his wife Maria retired to Prescott, Ariz.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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