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The Book Route 66 in California
The Author Glen Duncan
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2005
Genre History
Pages 128
ISBN 0738530379
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The "Mother Road" hauled it all, traversing the American West from Chicago to Santa Monica Beach, the last 350 miles through Southern California. For settlers, Depression-era "Okies" and "Arkies," and post-World War II families bound for suburbia, Route 66 was a migration funnel for generations. Wending through the mountains and badlands of San Bernardino County into Los Angeles County, Route 66 became a state of mind and a catchphrase for travelers everywhere, especially after singer Bobby Troupe popularized the hit song "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" and actors Martin Milner and George Maharis hit the road with the ragtop down and the shades on in the namesake television series that seemed to go anywhere every week. The shield of the Route 66 sign has become iconography for the growth of Southern California's economy, population, popularity, and folklore.


The Book Route 66 A Musical Journey
The Author Mary K. Sallee
The Publisher Alfred Music
Release Date
Genre Music
Pages 40
ISBN 1457422468
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Celebrate "America's Highway" with Route 66, the latest fun-filled book from Alfred's Learning Link Series. The 8 original piano solos depict various stops along this famous route from Chicago to Los Angeles. The 2 pages preceding each piece are peppered with historical facts, "off the beaten path" stories about each state, as well as practice tips.


The Book Route 66
The Author William Kaszynski
The Publisher McFarland
Release Date2003-01-01
Genre Transportation
Pages 173
ISBN 0786415533
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Route 66 is a fixture of American culture. For the truckers, salesmen and vacationers who have traveled it and for the people who live along it, the road is a reminder of the bygone days of the American motoring experience. Despite time, neglect and progress, Route 66 endures. Almost all of its 2,448 miles are still intact and drivable. Travel from Chicago to Los Angeles and experience Route 66 through this richly illustrated book. It presents pictures of many of the historic landmarks and longtime businesses which have become roadside institutions to several generations of Route 66 travelers, plus some places that are relatively unknown to the average traveler. Nearly all of the places shown can be visited today. The book is also a salute to those who supported the highway over the years, including Cyrus Avery, Jack Cutberth ("Mr. 66"), Lucille Hamon and Campbell's 66 Express.


The Book Route 66 Lost Found
The Author Russell A. Olsen
The Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date2006-07-01
Genre Antiques & Collectibles
Pages 160
ISBN 9781610604994
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Much more than a ribbon of crumbling asphalt, Route 66 is a cultural icon revered the world over for its nostalgia value—an east-west artery pointing America toward all the promise that the great West represented. But as stretches of Steinbeck's “Mother Road” were bypassed and fell into disuse, so too did most of the bustling establishments that had sprouted up from Illinois to California to cater to weary travelers and hopeful vacationers alike.div /DIVdivMotor courts, cafes, main streets, filling stations, and greasy spoons—all are represented in this second volume of Lost & Found images from photographer Russell Olsen. As with its predecessor, Route 66 Lost & Found (2004), this new installment presents dozens of locations along Route 66's entire 2,297 miles, showing them both as in their heydays in period photographs and postcards and as they appear today. Each site is accompanied by a capsule history tracing the locale's rise and fall (and sometimes rebirth), as well as an exclusive map pointing out its location along Route 66./DIVdiv /DIV


The Book Traveling Route 66
The Author Nick Freeth
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date2001
Genre Travel
Pages 400
ISBN 0806133260
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An entertaining travelogue follows the legendary highway over more than two thousand miles of road leading from Chicago to Los Angeles, describes the many landmarks along the way, and discusses the significance of Route 66 in terms of American history and culture. Original.


The Book Route 66 in Chicago
The Author David G. Clark
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2007-07-11
Genre Travel
Pages 128
ISBN 9781439635025
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It winds from Chicago to L.A.”—so says Nat “King” Cole’s classic hit “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66.” Beginning in 1926, Route 66 was the only U.S. highway providing a direct connection between the Windy City and the City of Angels; thus, it is no wonder that Route 66 would become the metaphor of the American journey. The crescent-shaped route from the shore of Lake Michigan to the southern Pacific Coast followed a corridor blazed by Native American footpaths, pioneer waterways, and transcontinental railroads. As the frontier moved across the Great Plains to the ocean, Chicago was the point of embarkation for people emigrating from the east, and it was the marketplace for the products harvested in the west. During the golden age of the car culture, Chicago was where people started their California trips as they took “the highway that’s the best.”


The Book Along Route 66
The Author Quinta Scott
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date2000-12
Genre Travel
Pages 308
ISBN 080613383X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It was the way out. Invented on the cusp of the depression, Route 66 was the road out of the mines, off the farm, away from troubled Main Street. It was the road to opportunity. Between 1926 and 1956, many people from the southern and plains states trekked west to California on Route 66, the Mother Road. Some never reached California. Instead, they settled along the road, building restaurants, tourist attractions, gas stations, and motels. The architecture of each structure reflected regional building traditions and the difficulties of the times. The designs of buildings and signs served as invitations for passing travelers to stop, fill their tanks, have a bite, and stay the night. Along Route 66 describes the architectural styles found along the highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and pairs photos with stories of the buildings and of the people who built them, lived in them, and made a living from them. With striking black-and-white images and unforgettable oral histories of this rapidly disappearing architecture, Quinta Scott has docomented the culture of America’s most famous road.


The Book Route 66
The Author Susan Croce Kelly
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date1990
Genre Travel
Pages 224
ISBN 0806122919
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements
The Author Joe Sonderman
The Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date2016-12-01
Genre Antiques & Collectibles
Pages 144
ISBN 9780760349748
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Seeing this panoply of signs splashed across the pages in Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements is almost as good as taking a road trip! You can get your kicks--and pretty much anything else--on Route 66, provided you see the sign that s advertising it! Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements showcases the colorful history of commercial signage along the Mother Road. From kitschy to classy, this book includes photos of early vintage signs as well as modern signs. The vivid photos are organized according to type of establishment the signs are for, such as roadside attractions, motels, restaurants, businesses of ill repute (bars, strip clubs, etc.), and more. While Route 66 Roadside Signs and Advertisements places emphasis on high-quality visuals, it also includes anecdotes and history about the signs that sprang up along the sides of Route 66. The most famous Route 66 signs get center-stage treatment in the book, with two-page spreads accompanied by detailed text. Such signs include icons like the Blue Swallow in Tucumcari, New Mexico, the Munger Moss in Lebanon, Missouri, the U-Drop Inn at Shamrock, Texas, and the El Vado in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Additional information is included, such as background about buzzing neon lights--how these signs are actually made and how they get restored. Each image from this famous American roadway could be a postcard, so allow yourself to be rubbernecked by Route 66 Signs and Advertisements.


The Book Route 66 Crossings
The Author Jim Ross
The Publisher University of Oklahoma Press
Release Date2016-02-19
Genre Architecture
Pages 208
ISBN 9780806155807
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Route 66 is a beloved and much studied symbol of twentieth-century America. But until now, no book has focused on the bridges that spanned the rivers, creeks, arroyos, and railroads between Chicago and Santa Monica. In this handsome volume, Route 66 authority and veteran writer and photographer Jim Ross examines the origins and history of the bridges of America’s most famous highway, structures designed to overcome obstacles to travel, many of them engineered with architectural aesthetics now lost to time. Featuring hundreds of Ross's own photographs, Route 66 Crossings showcases bridges ranging in design from timber to steel and concrete, and provides schematics, maps, and global coordinates to help readers identify and locate them. Ross’s comprehensive accounting of structures along the Mother Road’s various alignments includes bridges still in use, those that have vanished or have been abandoned, and the few consciously preserved as monuments. He also recognizes ancillary structures that enhanced safety and helped facilitate traffic, such as railway grade separations, tunnels, and pedestrian underpasses. Ross seeks to encourage ongoing preservation of the structures that remain. In brilliant color and precise detail, Route 66 Crossings expands our knowledge of the bridges that linked America’s first all-weather national highway.


The Book Route 66
The Author Arthur J. Krim
The Publisher Center for Amer Places Incorporated
Release Date2005
Genre Travel
Pages 220
ISBN UOM:39015063283892
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Route 66 was the iconic highway of twentieth-century America, stretching from Chicago and Chicago and the Mississippi River basin to Los Angeles and the Pacific coast, and it connected Americans not only physically but also culturally as an enduring symbol found in classic songs, films, television, and pop art. Arthur Krim explores here the fascinating and complex symbolism behind the famous roadway in this vibrantly illustrated and innovative study. Route 66 traces the iconography of U.S. Highway 66 first as an idea, then as a fact, and finally as a symbol in American culture. Krim chronicles the history of Route 66 as part of a larger plan to conquer and settle the Native American lands of the Great Plains and Southwest. While the antecedents of Route 66 are to be found in the wagon trails and railroad routes of the nineteenth century, the construction of Route 66 in the twentieth century ushered in the revolutionary era of the modern highway and automobile travel. Krim looks at how the highway transcended its gravel and concrete physicality to become a metaphor for the American spirit of exploration and democratic freedom. He draws on a wealth of examples to examine how Route 66 evolved through each generation, from John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath to Bobby Troup's carefree "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" to the anger and alienation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Combining history and metaphor, literature and images, Krim explores how Route 66 compressed disparate events and cultural ideas into the treasured national memory that the road is now.


The Book The Route 66 Encyclopedia
The Author Jim Hinckley
The Publisher Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date2012-11-11
Genre Travel
Pages 288
ISBN 9780760340417
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The ultimate guide to America’s most famous highway. The Route 66 Encyclopedia is the complete resource on the history, landmarks and personalities that have made the USA’s most iconic highway. Stretching over two thousand miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, Route 66 journeys directly to the heart of the United States. An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on everything from Bobby Troup's anthem "Route 66" to The Grapes of Wrath, illustrated with hundreds of photos of the highway and its sights. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. An atlas with 25 current and historical maps will guide your journey from the Abbylee Motel to Zuzax, New Mexico, taking in all of the essential landmarks along the way.


The Book Route 66
The Author Tim Steil
The Publisher
Release Date
Genre Photography
Pages
ISBN 1610604989
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Route 66
The Author
The Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date2017-04-01
Genre Travel
Pages 160
ISBN 9780760357538
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic places on Route 66 and the stories of the people who conserve them, preserve them, and infuse them with vitality. The cornerstone of the Route 66 renaissance is the nostalgia that inspires millions of visitors to seek the authentic 1950s-era American experience. Built on this foundation is a quest for adventure, exploration, and discovery. Part legend, part nostalgia, part working highway, part touchstone to an America of the past, Route 66 is the only road in the United States that American and international visitors read about without leaving their homes. Route 66: America's Longest Small Town takes the reader on a virtual roadtrip, telling about the highway's legends, stories, people, and businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience. The reader will be introduced to the road's past, present, and future, including a nostalgic look at vintage diners, signs, advertisements, and roadside attractions. Featuring all-new photography along the existing and former 2,000-mile route of the highway, this book, from America's foremost Route 66 author, combines the nostalgia of a storied past with the intriguing realities of an evolving present to create an intriguing portrait of the Mother Road of America.


The Book Route 66 killer
The Author Becky Masterman
The Publisher Luitingh Sijthoff
Release Date2012-08-03
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789024553303
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Brigid Quinn opent de jacht op de Route 66 Killer Jarenlang sloeg hij toe, elke zomer één keer, de Route 66 Killer. Altijd op dezelfde manier, en altijd waren jonge vrouwen zijn slachtoffer. Toch kreeg FBI-agente Brigid Quinn hem nooit te pakken. Ze verloor zelfs haar jonge collega Jessica toen die als lokaas in handen van de moordenaar viel. Getraumatiseerd verliet Brigid de FBI. En nu is hij dan eindelijk gearresteerd, denkt de FBI. Ook Brigid is er aanvankelijk van overtuigd dat de seriemoordenaar gepakt is. Maar haar opvolgster Laura Coleman brengt haar op andere gedachten. Vastbeslotener dan ooit heropent Brigid samen met Laura de jacht op de moordenaar. Maar als Laura verdwijnt dreigt het drama zich te herhalen...


The Book A Route 66 Companion
The Author David King Dunaway
The Publisher University of Texas Press
Release Date2012-02-20
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 200
ISBN 9780292742673
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace—all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America’s insatiable westering urge culminated in Route 66, the highway that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Opened in 1926, Route 66 became the quintessential American road. It offered the chance for freedom and a better life, whether you were down-and-out Okies fleeing the Dust Bowl in the 1930s or cool guys cruising in a Corvette in the 1960s. Even though the interstates long ago turned Route 66 into a bylane, it still draws travelers from around the world who long to experience the freedom of the open road. A Route 66 Companion gathers fiction, poetry, memoir, and oral history to present a literary historical portrait of America’s most storied highway. From accounts of pioneering trips across the western plains to a sci-fi fantasy of traveling Route 66 in a rocket, here are stories that explore the mystique of the open road, told by master storytellers ranging from Washington Irving to Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Leslie Marmon Silko, and John Steinbeck. Interspersed among them are reminiscences that, for the first time, honor the varied cultures—Native American, Mexican American, and African American, as well as Anglo—whose experiences run through the Route 66 story like the stripe down the highway. So put the top down, set the cruise control, and “make that California trip” with A Route 66 Companion.


The Book Route 66 in Arizona
The Author Joe Sonderman
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2010
Genre History
Pages 127
ISBN 0738579424
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Route 66 in Arizona is a ribbon tying together spectacular natural attractions such as the Grand Canyon, the Petrified Forest, the Painted Desert and the Meteor Crater, and Arizona may be the most spectacular state on Route 66, where the visuals are as stunning as the stories behind them. Original.


The Book Route 66 in Illinois
The Author Joe Sonderman and Cheryl Eichar Jett
The Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date2014
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 127
ISBN 9781467111942
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Between the great cities of Chicago and St. Louis, there are 300 miles of adventure, history, culinary delights, and quirky attractions. The carefully selected images included in this book reveal the life and times of another era along the Illinois stretch of Route 66.


The Book Haunted Route 66
The Author Richard Southall
The Publisher Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date2013-02-08
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 240
ISBN 9780738731643
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pack your bags, hop in the car, and head out on a haunted adventure across legendary ROUTE 66 Embrace the spirit of adventure and freedom with an exciting journey of spine-tingling paranormal activity and American history along Route 66. This travel companion transports you from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, exploring over one hundred ghostly hot spots filled with fascinating facts and lingering spirits. From ghost hunters to avid fans of the Mother Road, everyone can take their own haunted road trip on Route 66 with this essential, easy-to-read guide. Explore the famous highway through historic locations and gripping ghost stories about the St. Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago, the restless spirit of Charlie Chaplin that still haunts the Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, and many more. This one-of-a-kind collection, with chapters organized by state, paves the way for your grand tour into the unknown.


The Book Route 66
The Author Krish Kandiah
The Publisher Monarch Books
Release Date2011-05-04
Genre Religion
Pages 192
ISBN 9780857211095
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The intention of this book is to teach Christians how to use the Bible to live well. It has eight sections - living faithfully, distinctively, emotionally, imaginatively, discerningly, purposefully, infectiously and hopefully. Each provides an introduction to a different kind of literature within the Bible and follows with questions for discussion and five days of daily readings. The material is ideal for group use and the plan is to publish both single copies and a discounted pack of five. A separate supporting DVD will be produced by Elevation.