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Route 66: The Mother Road (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 17. Mai 2008

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Pressestimmen

"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"


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

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""

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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Published two years ago to coincide with the route's sixty-sixth anniversary, the social history of Route 66, which spurred a revival of the dying American road, evokes the magic of the people and landscapes that surround it. Reprint. NYT. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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Wallis is a skillful storyteller who brings this highway alive! He ignites in the reader the desire to travel the road & get to know the cast of characters who live & work on the shoulders of Rt 66. Lots of great memories for baby boomers who took family driving vacations. The book reminds us that so much of what we love about America; the "mom & pop" businesses, the quirky tourist attractions and the good people are still out there, waiting to be rediscovered on Route 66.
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This is an excellent tape, with its narration by the author. I have listened to this book while travelling Route 66, and it really makes for excellent driving/listening! Sound quality is excellent; the abridgment does not compromise the book at all. Wallis really knows the road and its people, and his narration brings the book to life.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent front to back historical coverage of Rt. 66. 11. März 2007
Von G. Mohr - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
This is a great book for just kicking back and taking a virtual ride on Rt. 66. I, myself, have never been down the road as I am an East Coaster and never yet made the western trek to California. However, I always dreamed of doing such in a RV and now I know for sure what road to take.

While I have heard of Rt. 66 before, I (never prior to reading this book) knew much about the road. What got me started on Rt. 66. was the fairly recent Disney movie "Cars" (of which I highly recommend seeing). The movie touched upon what Rt. 66 means to America and it's past and also the effects of the Interstate system and I-40 on Rt. 66.

The author of the book, Michael Wallis, has a cameo in "Cars" as the voice of the police car. So it was quite obvious to me that if Mr. Wallis' knowledge is good enough for Disney...Well, this made my decision very clear on what Rt. 66 book to purchase.

Wallis's knowledge of the road is fantastic and expansive. He takes you from the road's beginnings both literally and historically. You go through each state and further to each town along the route, explaining in detail how the roads beginnings were to how they are today. After reaching California, Wallis then has a dedicated chapter on how a recent movement is presently undergoing to restore Rt. 66. highlighting those business's that remain and new and old attractions to visit.

As other reviews pointed out, this book does create a very vivid image in one's mind that does allow you to virtually go down Rt. 66. It is a great 'primer' for those who want to brush up on thier Rt.66 history and also gives you a good idea of places to visit once you plan a trip on the historic road.

Created in sections by state, you can either choose to go through the book front to back as I have or choose to reach each state in more detail. Everything is here.

The only gripe I would have with the book is that while it is an excellent historical document on Rt. 66, I was hoping that key places would be easier to find and laid out more like a reference book. This way I could easily look up attractions in each state and see how they were and how they are now. I am assuming I would get this wish by buying Russ Olsen's "Route 66: Then and Now" book.

As for traveling, I know I would want a quick reference. If you are traveling Route 66, using this book as a reference will have you fumbling through pages. So this book is best read BEFORE one takes on the trip. For the road trip itself I was recommended "Route 66 Adventure Handbook" by Drew Knowles and also the "EZ66 guide for travlers" by Jerry McClanahan. (I have still yet to read these). From what I gathered by other reviewers these two books supplemented with Wallis's book would give anyone everything they would need to know about Rt. 66.

So bottom line, for overall history and just about everything you need to know about Rt 66. while taking a virtual tour of the road, well, this is it. This is where this book shines. A fantastic book best read from cover to cover.

However for a quick reference to take on an actual Rt. 66 road trip, that is where this book falls short. There are probably better sources for that task.

Overall a great buy for the price and it would make a great addition to anyone's American history library and it would also make a great coffee table book (especially if they made a hardcover edition).
5.0 von 5 Sternen Five Stars 6. Juni 2017
Von Herman Rummelt Jr - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Wonder what the Route 66 craze was all about? This well written book covers the topic from A-Z.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Great American Read - The Mother Road 6. März 2015
Von Carol Miller - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
Received in 2 days as promised. The book itself is great. I lived on Route 66 in Oklahoma as a teen and purchased 2 paper back copies of this book for my 2 children (I already have a hardback copy when it first came out). A picture of my family home and quotes from my father are included in this book. The rest of the book is also interesting and my husband and I and our children (when they were small) traveled Rte 66 many times from Chicago to Oklahoma just for fun. I heartily recommend it to anyone interested in Americana.
4.0 von 5 Sternen Four Stars 27. April 2017
Von will&kelli - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Great Book!
5.0 von 5 Sternen Five Stars 2. Mai 2017
Von KL Berry - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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fun, informative
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