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Highway 50: Ain't That America!
Hop in and take a ride along Highway 50, one of the most intriguing thoroughfares crossing the United States.
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by Fulcrum Publishing
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Like so many travel books, the beginning of the journey is described in great detail and then the details become more general and less frequent as the book progresses. But I did enjoy this particular journey because he didn't have any grand expectations, he just wanted to discover this road and it's history in the wake of the slow decline instigated by the popularity of the Interstate Highway system. It's a nice read.
I probably wouldn't have read this book if I wasn't planning on making the trip on 50 this summer, but it was an easy and interesting read (and has me looking forward to stopping in Dodge City). I don't read much travel writing, so I'm not sure how It might compare to other cross-country roadtrip books.
JAMES LILLIEFORS is a journalist and novelist who grew up in the Washington, D.C. area. His novels include THE PSALMIST (2014) and THE TEMPEST (2015) and the geopolitical thrillers THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT and VIRAL. He has written for various publications including The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe. He started his journalism career as a writer and editor ...moreMore about James Lilliefors...