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Route 66: A Guidebook to the Mother Road [Paperback]

Bob Moore , Patrick Grauwels , Yannis Argyropoulos , Inc. Usdc

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Book Description

June 1994 Illustrated Guides
The ultimate guidebook to the Route 66 of today with over 200 color photographs and enough information to allow any road warrior to find, drive and experience the Mother Road. Designed in a mile-by-mile format the entire 2448 miles of Route 66 are covered in detail providing the most accurate guide available. Listings for radio stations, cafes and favorite motels bring the Route 66 adventure to life. For the video hound a listing of Road Movies can provide an evening of nostalgic road entertainment in front of the tube. Using a special spiral-type binding the book allows for ease of use while setting out on that Route 66 trip and is also a joy for the armchair traveler who may not be able to journey down the Main Street of America.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 94 pages
  • Publisher: U S D C Inc; Revised edition (June 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964145707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964145702
  • Product Dimensions: 30.2 x 20.6 x 0.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #786,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  10 reviews
31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensable for anyone planning to drive Route 66 May 2 2000
By Doug Pappas - Published on Amazon.com
Memo to anyone planning to drive Route 66: YOU NEED THIS BOOK.
Of all the Route 66 titles on the market, this is the only one to provide detailed, turn-by-turn directions for following the Mother Road from Chicago to Los Angeles. The lively text supplies helpful background on Route 66 towns and identifies local landmarks along the way, while more than 100 color photos offer a running visual commentary.
Following the authors' directions, I've driven Route 66 from end to end twice without getting lost. The book also allowed me to locate and follow long-bypassed sections of 66 which other authors ignore. I can't recommend this book highly enough.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cruisin' Route 66 Dec 2 1999
By [SS]Shooter - Published on Amazon.com
I didn't know anything about Route 66 when Amanda and I left Chicago bound for Las Vegas. This book was very informative and the precise driving directions were a real help. Rt. 66 CANNOT be traveled without a guidebook of this type.

The book led us to all sorts of interesting people and places. We stopped and chatted with Lucille Harmon in Hydro, OK and Juan Delgado at the Sno-Cap in Seligman, AZ. These were places that I would have never known about were it not for this book. (12/7/2004: God rest their souls.)

If you choose to travel Rt. 66, be sure to have this book and stick to the two-lane original road all the way.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob's Route 66 Bible.. April 12 2000
By Cheryl Nowka - Published on Amazon.com
This book spoon feeds the directions to you. It points out the road, the old buildings, the area radio stations, the people who have been on Route 66 for years, how to contact the State Route 66 Associations and more. I'm telling ya, you'll get lost without it!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book if your traveling from the east. May 17 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is excellent but its difficult to vision driving from west to east because the book is written mile per mile from the east, like it should. I wish they could have written notes for traveling in the other direction. The pictures are great and lots of details.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great visual and narrative tour of the old Mother Road. Aug. 23 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I'm a professional photographer and sometimes writer, and quite jealous of what I found in this book! When I was 13 in 1959, my folks and brother and I traveled the entire length of "The Mother Road" when we left our home in Chicago to move to the West Coast. We took over 3 weeks to do it, with dad promising us the vacation of a lifetime. It was, and this book really brought it all back for me. The photography is outstanding, and coupled with the detailed writing,it makes for some dandy imagery.
The layout of the book makes it easy to navigate for a serious explorer, fun to breeze through for the rest of us, and a visual knockout. It's hard to believe the attention to detail - Moore and company mapped the entire current route, giving us modern day travelers a mile by mile narrative of who's who, what's to see, where to eat, and plenty of fun and interesting neon history along the way.
I'm not a "roadie," but this book sure brought back some fun memories and gave me an itch to head west again!

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