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Life on Route 66: Personal Accounts Along the Mother Road to California

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Winding through the rugged heartland of the American West, Route 66 has resonated for generations in hardscrabble stories of hopeful seekers of new homes and lives. The Mother Road has inspired books and shows by the dozens, exploring the mythology and anticipation of freedom road. But here is something new. Coauthors Alan and Claudia Heller, longtime residents of Duarte, ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published May 15th 2012 by History Press (SC)
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Stanley McShane
Feb 07, 2014 Stanley McShane rated it it was amazing
Very well driven and researched. Great pictures and plenty of them to illustrate sites that could only exist in imagination otherwise. A nostalgic look at one of this country's iconic early legends. Like Elvis, this highway, by-way, trail, route, Mother Road just won't die, though many of the bustling businesses of the heyday have slipped into oblivion. The road that created stories, songs, pictures, TV shows, and Americana history continues to evoke the mystery and awe of those who traveled the ...more
Michaela
Dec 07, 2013 Michaela rated it it was ok
Not as emotion or insight as I expected and even the photos didn't engage me as much as I anticipated. I did enjoy the inserts of other peoples' memories of traveling on Rt 66. More of a "how to" (go consult this book or guide) and brief historical notes.
Loretta
Apr 29, 2013 Loretta rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this story of the Mother Road. It was fun to read of places I've been and the road we all know and love.
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