📒 Route 66 by Michael Wallis

Genre : History
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 9780312082857
Copyright Year : 1992-09-15
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Published two years ago to coincide with the route's sixty-sixth anniversary, the social history of Route 66, which spurred a revival of the dying American road, evokes the magic of the people and landscapes that surround it. Reprint.

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📒 Along Route 66 by Quinta Scott

Genre : Travel
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN_10 : 0806132507
Copyright Year : 2000
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"Along Route 66" describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built, lived in and made a living from them. With striking images and unforgettable histories, Scott has documented the culture of America's most famous road. 250 photos.

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📒 A Matter Of Time by Ellen Klinkel

Genre : Photography
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN_10 : 9780806143170
Copyright Year : 2019-10-10
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Route 66 may never return as an American highway, but it will never disappear from our collective memory. The Mother Road touches our very soul, causing us to reflect on the past and reconsider our place in the present. A Matter of Time offers readers a fresh and different perspective. Documenting 101 distinct locations along historic Route 66, this book emphasizes forgotten and familiar places—relics of the past that are seldom, if ever, portrayed in print. Photographer Ellen Klinkel first traveled Route 66 in 2013. Immediately inspired to capture the road “in its pure essence” through the lens of her camera, she returned over the next four years to photograph various sites along the old highway. As she explains, the road is the “main character” in all her images, whether they depict a dramatic sky along Tornado Alley, a nightscape in the Mojave Desert, or a tranquil early morning on the Santa Monica Pier. She is drawn to places that evoke change and abandonment—especially ones that became obscure during the road’s periodic rerouting—as well as revival. A Matter of Time follows the journey that so many Americans traveled for decades: starting from downtown Chicago, coursing through multiple states in the Midwest and Southwest, and culminating in Santa Monica, California, near Los Angeles. As a Route 66 historian and advocate, Nick Gerlich is deeply familiar with the entire route, both through personal experience and extensive research. His in-depth captions place Klinkel’s photographs in historical and cultural context, enhancing our understanding of her haunting images. Together, photographer and historian inspire new and unexpected ways to appreciate America’s Main Street.

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📒 Legendary Route 66 by Michael Karl Witzel, Gyvel Young-Witzel

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ISBN_10 : 1616731230
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Genre : Photography
Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN_10 : 9780760351628
Copyright Year : 2017-04-01
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"A virtual roadtrip through the highway's legends, stories, people, and funky businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience"--

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📒 Route 66 by Tom Snyder

Genre : Travel
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 9781250113443
Copyright Year : 2016-06-07
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Fourth Edition —Fully revised and updated with 30 new maps throughout. Right down America's Main Street it rolled, pausing at each town along the way, then moving on, carrying travelers in search of adventure, romance, or that rare chance for a new beginning. Route 66 knew many names: the Mother Road, Will Rogers Highway, the Neon Road. And it lived up to each. Travelers met the land, found new friends—and often themselves. Now, more than a quarter-century since being officially abandoned, the old road still keeps its promise. Today, all along the highway's 2,448-mile length from Chicago to L.A., signs carrying its magic double sixes once again give direction to the journey. Yes, they assure you, this is still Route 66. . . . More than twenty years after the original publication of Route 66, this completely updated and expanded guide will make the trip along the Mother Road easier and even more exciting. Responding to requests from readers and travelers, Tom Snyder offers up-to-date routings, elegant and easy-to-read new maps, and revised information on roadside attractions. Filled with love, high jinks, and mystery, the stories Snyder narrates truly capture the flavor of the Main Street of America. Cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and ghosts all make appearances in these nostalgic glimpses of history-in-the-making along America's most famous highway.

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📒 Route 66 by Tom Snyder

Genre : Travel
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 0312254172
Copyright Year : 2000-03-17
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Celebrating the history and current revival of a great American highway, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on Route 66, and the people who haunt it, including cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and everyday travelers. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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📒 Route 66 by Susan Croce Kelly

Genre : Travel
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN_10 : 0806122919
Copyright Year : 1990
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U.S. Highway 66 was always different from other roads. During the decades it served American travelers, Route 66 became the subject of a world-famous novel, an Oscar-winning film, a hit song, and a long running television program. The 2,000 mile concrete slab also became a seven-year obsession for Susan Croce Kelly and Quinta Scott. They traveled Route 66, photographing buildings, knocking on doors, and interviewing the people who had built the buildings and run the businesses along the highway. Drawing on the oral tradition of those rural Americans who populated the edge of old Route 66, Scott and Kelly have pieced together the story of a highway that was conceived in Tulsa, Oklahoma; linked Chicago to Los Angeles; and played a role in the great social changes of the early twentieth century. Using the words of the people themselves and documents they left behind, Kelly describes the life changes of Route 66 from the dirt-and-gravel days until the time when new technology and different life-styles decreed that it be abandoned to the small towns it had nurtured over the course of thirty years. Scott's photographic essay shows the faces of those 66 people and gives a feeling of what can be seen along the old highway today, from the seminal highway architecture to the grainfields of the Illinois prairie, the windbent trees of western Oklahoma, the emptiness of New Mexico, and the bustling pier where the highway ends on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.

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Genre : History
Publisher : Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN_10 : 9780760345436
Copyright Year : 2014-10-21
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"A look at 500 of Route 66's most significant past and present sites in seven categories, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and specially commissioned maps"--

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📒 Route 66 by iMinds

Genre : History
Publisher : iMinds Pty Ltd
ISBN_10 : 9781921746376
Copyright Year : 2014-05-14
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Learn about Route 66 with iMinds insightful knowledge series. Route 66 is arguably the most famous road in the United States of America. Stretching 2448 miles across much of the country, from Chicago in the East to Los Angeles in the West, it was also America's longest road. As it wound its way across the remarkable scenery of America, Route 66 originally passed through the states of Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. In the early 1920s, entrepreneurs Cyrus Avery and John Woodruff conceived the idea of building a massive highway that linked Chicago to Los Angeles. Their inspiration sprung from the changing needs of the American people. iMinds brings targeted knowledge to your eReading device with short information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

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