!!> Reading ➶ Route 66 ➮ Author Michael Wallis – Anguillais.us

Route 66 The Definitive Book On The Most Famous Road In American History Now Published In Paperback To Celebrate The Highway S 66th Anniversary.It Began In The Early 1920s With A Vision Of A Paved Highway That Would Connect Chicago To Los Angeles And The West By The Time Of Its Completion, The Road Would Cover Over 2,400 Miles, Three Time Zones, And Eight States It Would Link The Windy Shores Of Lake Michigan With The Waters Of The Pacific Ocean A Two Lane Road Rolling Together Through The Great American Southwest, Tying Together The Vestiges Of America S Pioneer Passages Into One Meandering And Magnificent Highway.Route 66 It Was The Road Of Dreamers And Ramblers, Drifters And Writers The Road Of John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie, And Jack Kerouac A Ribbon Of American Highway That Transported The Okies, Driven From Their Land As Storms Of Dust Swept Across Their Farms, To The Promise Of California It Was Also The Highway Of Commerce Of Automated Ice Cream Stands And Old No Tell Motels, Salty Truck Stops, And A Neon Allure Phillips 66, Coca Cola, Burma Shave It Was Bobby Troup S Get Your Kicks On Route 66 It Was The Lights And The Breeze And The Radio And The Litany Of Towns Joplin, Flagstaff, San Bernardino A Smilin , Hi How Re Y All Doin T Night Big Boned Waitress And A Steamin Cup Of Coffee Route 66, The Passage West, The Road Of Flight, The Mother Road.After Seventeen Years Of Research, Michael Wallis Has Compiled The Definitive Book On The Most Legendary Road In American History Wallis Weaves Together A Rich Tapestry Of Eight Decades That Chronicles The Road From Its Founding To Its Demise With The Advent Of The Interstate System, And To Its Current Unprecedented Revival Route 66 Is Also A Pictorial Journey Of Nearly Three Hundred Images That Detail The Highway S History, Roadside Diners, Motels, Forgotten Towns, And Most Impressively, Its People.Two Years After Its Nostalgia Inspiring Hardcover Publication, Michael Wallis S Bestselling Route 66 Finally Appears Here In Its First Paperback Edition It Is A Book, Unlike Any In Recent Social History, That Has Spawned A National Movement, Brought New Hope To Those Pockets Of The American Prairies Where Hope Had Long Since Vanished, And Revived A Dying American Road.

!!> Reading ➶ Route 66  ➮ Author Michael Wallis – Anguillais.us
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Route 66
  • Michael Wallis
  • English
  • 12 September 2018
  • 0312082851

    10 thoughts on “!!> Reading ➶ Route 66 ➮ Author Michael Wallis – Anguillais.us


  1. says:

    This book is a treasure for anyone with an interest in the old Route 66 Physically it s larger than your average book, but not quite a large coffee table tome There are lots of photos and plenty of text Printed in 1990, the book itself is a great piece of history So even the new photos are 27yrs old as of now, 2017 You get a 1990 perspective of the old road, a real look back into time Several of the classic must visit places mentioned are no longer there, for example, The Club Cafe in This book is a treasure for anyone with an interest in the old Route 66 Physically it s larger than your average book, but not quite a large coffee table tome There are lots of photos and plenty of text Printed in 1990, the book itself is a great piece of history So even the new photos are 27yrs old as of now, 2017 You get a 1990 perspective of the old road, a real look back into time Several of the classic must visit places mentioned are no longer there, for example, The Club Cafe in Santa Rosa, New Mexico He also has a good story on route icon Lillian Redman who ran the Blue Swallow Motel Well the lovely lady is no longer with us So items like this are wonderfully captured.Fortunately the Blue Swallow has been revamped and has a room dedicated to her Chapter one covers the hist...


  2. says:

    It s tough to realize that you love America even though you hate football, red meat, needless consumption and war This book gets at the heart of what America is really about free people doing unique things, having fun and meeting other free people before they die It s about the journey


  3. says:

    I received this book as a birthday gift back in 1990 It s virtually a state by state journey of the historic Route 66 and the unusual people and places that paved the way for all its hype The book opens with a general history of how the road was commissioned and built during its early days, complete with the unique events that celebrated its completion Plenty of color photos here capture the many landmarks of Route 66, some of which thrived and others that ceased to exist These include bridg I received this book as a birthday gift back in 1990 It s virtually a state by state journey of the historic Route 66 and the unusual people and places that paved the way for all its hype The book opens with a general history of how the road was commissioned and built during its early days, complete with the unique events that celebrated its completion Plenty of color photos here capture the many landmarks of Route 66, some of which thrived and others that ceased to exist These include bridges, service ...


  4. says:

    Fantastic history of Route 66 Not a guide book, but great for armchair travel It s outdated due to its having been written in 1990, and a lot has changed on the road since then both for better and for worse , but the history of all of the beloved landmarks doesn t change Michael Wallis ...


  5. says:

    This book is one of the purest labors of love I ve ever read The author s genuine love for the iconic Route 66 its people, its services, and even its potholes 0 shows in all of his writing and photography Mr Wallis brilliantly preserves a slice of Americana that was struggling to survive when this book was published over 20 years ago It s still hanging on but oh how heartbreaking it must be for the author to see what Route 66 looks like now He starts with the inception of Route 66 and how This book is one of the purest labors of love I ve ever read The author s genuine love for the iconic Route 66 its people, its services, and even its potholes 0 shows in all of his writing and photography Mr Wallis brilliantly preserves a slice of Americana that was struggling to survive when this book was published over 20 years ago It s still hanging on but oh how heartbreaking it must be for the author to see what Route 66 looks like now He starts with the inception of Route 66 and how an ...


  6. says:

    What s the big deal about route 66 Other regions have themes, too While some of the illustrations are fun, I love maps, and wish there werein this book The early parts of the book, regarding the history of Rte 66, areinteresting than the rest The sidebars, featuring charact...


  7. says:

    As an avid traveler who avoids insterstate roads when possible, I enjoyed this state by state review of the famous Route 66 I appreciate the time it must have taken to do the research for this book It s good to know that interest in the old road has been revived...


  8. says:

    This book gives a great insight into the history of Route 66 and what you will encounter as you travel the road today starting in Chicago, Illinois and ending in Santa Monica, California.The book was published in 2001 so some things have changed And, the last chapter of the book provides an update to some of the improvements in the road, and the demise of other points of interest.As you read the book, the author has a habit of making the same point many times about taking the road less t This book gives a great insight into the history of Route 66 and what you will encounter as you travel the road today starting in Chicago, Illinois and ending in Santa Monica, California.The book was published in 2001 so some things have changed And, the last chapter of the book provides an update to some of the improvements in the road, and the demise of other points of interest.As you read the book, the author has a h...


  9. says:

    Travel Route 66 with the expert The first part covers the history of the road from its founders to the effects of the interstate The chapters that follow take readers on a journey through each of the eight state the road runs through The writing captures the sights, sounds, etc of the famous road and is supported by numerous photos, postcards, memorabilia, and interviews with business owners, entertainers, and travelers detailing their persona...


  10. says:

    Another great Route 66 book It gives a thorough look at the route through all 8 states, and the updated anniversary edition gives some updates on people and places mentioned in the book, as well as recent preservation efforts I finished reading it on April 4, 200...

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