The Route 66 Encyclopedia

The Route 66 Encyclopedia

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By (author) Jim Hinckley

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  • Publisher: Voyageur Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 283mm x 25mm | 1,565g
  • Publication date: 15 November 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Stillwater
  • ISBN 10: 0760340412
  • ISBN 13: 9780760340417
  • Illustrations note: 750 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 134,046

Product description

An 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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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).

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"Highly recommended and essential" - "Route 66 News"

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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.