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Route 66

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by Tim Steil
     
 

More than three decades after Route 66 went by the wayside, so to speak, it remains a nostalgic signifier of a 50-year period when cross-country travel was synonomous with meeting interesting characters, absorbing marvelous new sights, and stopping to check the oil along the way. In this colorful biopic of the "Mother Road," author Tim Steil retraces the wandering

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More than three decades after Route 66 went by the wayside, so to speak, it remains a nostalgic signifier of a 50-year period when cross-country travel was synonomous with meeting interesting characters, absorbing marvelous new sights, and stopping to check the oil along the way. In this colorful biopic of the "Mother Road," author Tim Steil retraces the wandering path of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, returning home with a scrapbook of new color photography and evocative period imagery profiling businesses and attractions that continue to operate alongside Route 66 despite the demise of the legendary two-lane. The result is a unique look at motels, service stations, restaurants, truck stops, and museums, and the colorful folks who continue to whittle out a livelihood along Route 66 despite the death of the road trip as spelled out by the vapor trails overhead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760307472
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
Enthusiast Color Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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Route 66 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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This is the best Route 66 book i have ever read in my life. The pictures range from breathtaking to amusing and the writing is fresh and clean.