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The American Diner

The American Diner

by Michael Karl Witzel
     
 

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Americans love to eat and nothing could be finer than eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner in an American diner! Here is the story of that tasty American original, from the early days of Walter Scott and the first horse-drawn lunch wagons through the birth of the premanufactured dining car industry, the age of streamling, and the heyday of diner construction during

Overview

Americans love to eat and nothing could be finer than eating breakfast, lunch, or dinner in an American diner! Here is the story of that tasty American original, from the early days of Walter Scott and the first horse-drawn lunch wagons through the birth of the premanufactured dining car industry, the age of streamling, and the heyday of diner construction during the 1950s.

Fast food restaurants stand aside: The American Diner is a calorie-free, blue-plate special of nostalgia, heaped high with a generous helping of vintage photographs, classic ads, cool collectibles, and amazing architecture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785829188
Publisher:
Crestline Books
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Karl Witzel is a writer, photographer, historian and folklorist devoted to American roadside culture. An award-winning author, he has penned several books including American Drive-In, The American Gas Station, The Sparkling Story of Coca-Cola, Cruisin': Car Culture in America and The American Diner.

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