Route 66

Route 66 : The Mother Road

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America's Main Street is celebration, Michael Wallis hit the road again, revisiting people and
places that made the Mother Road on American icon, and uncovering new treasures. A love
letter and a tribute, Route 66: The Mother Road takes us on an unforgettable journey through
the secret corners and hidden towns of America's most famous and beloved highway.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 203 x 260 x 17.53mm | 862g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 75th Anniversary ed.
  • illustrations (some colour), colour maps
  • 0312281617
  • 9780312281618
  • 293,189

Review quote

"Like others before him, from John Steinbeck to Charles Kuralt, Michael Wallis went on the road in search of America. The result is...a colorful paean to a most romantic byway." --The New York Times

"Since the do-gooders abolished public hangings, the only show in town worth watching is the traffic on Highway 66 heading West, and Route 66: The Mother Road is the best book we have to tell us what we are seeing." --Stanley Marsh III, owner of the Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas

"This story of our nation's most famous highway keeps alive an important part of American history. It's a delight!" --Will Rogers, Jr.

"Route 66 changed the course of my whole life. I will treasure my trip forever, and this book recaptures very vividly every memory." --Bobby Troup, songwriter of "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66"

"Any of you who love nostalgia will love Route 66: The Mother Road as much as I do." --Tony Hillerman

"A love letter to the road...{Wallis} wraps the history of the route around pictures of it and lets the people who have traveled and lived along the Mother Road tell their stories." --Kelli Pryor, Entertainment Weekly
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About Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis is an award-winning historian of the Old West and author of Route 66: The Mother Road.
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Rating details

256 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 36% (91)
4 37% (94)
3 23% (58)
2 4% (10)
1 1% (3)
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