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    DescriptionAn encyclopedia with a twist, " The Route 66 Encyclopedia" presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup's anthem "Route 66" to "The Grapes of Wrath" to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia.You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Cafe in Texas) and new (including 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.These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.


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    Title
    The Route 66 Encyclopedia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jim Hinckley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 222 mm
    Height: 283 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,565 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780760340417
    ISBN 10: 0760340412
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BISAC V2.8: TRV019000
    BIC subject category V2: WTM
    Libri: I-RB
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBW
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14110
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF010000, TRV031000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBW
    DC22: 388.10973
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC23: 388.10978
    LC classification: HE356.U55 H56 2012
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WTM
    Illustrations note
    750 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Voyageur Press Inc
    Publication date
    15 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Stillwater
    Author Information
    Author Jim Hinckley ( Kingman, AZ) is Mr. Route 66. He has written several books on the subject, including "Ghost Towns of Route 66 "and "Route 66 Backroads." He writes a feature column for "Cars & Parts "magazine and maintains a daily blog called Route 66 Chronicles (www.route66chronicles.blogspot.com).
    Review quote
    "Highly recommended and essential" - "Route 66 News"
    Back cover copy
    A reference book with a twist, "The Route 66 Encyclopedia "presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup's anthem "Route 66" to "The Grapes of Wrath "to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Cafe in Texas) and new (including 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. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.