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Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  2 reviews

If it weren’t for Cy Avery’s dreams of better roads through his beloved Tulsa, the United States would never have gotten Route 66. This book is the story of Avery, his times, and the legendary highway he helped build.

In this engaging biography of a remarkable man, Susan Croce Kelly begins by describing the urgency for “good roads” that gripped the nation in the early twent
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Hardcover, 292 pages
Published September 2nd 2014 by University of Oklahoma Press
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Kristal Cooper
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was ok
A perhaps overly-detailed biography of Cyrus Avery, a Tulsa businessman who was one of the most important visionaries and boosters for a national system of paved highways. While it was amazing to consider all of the progress that has happened in the past 100 years -- and fun to learn how Route 66 came to be -- the recounting of the endless conferences and conventions caused my mind to regularly wander.

I give my ratings based on how much I enjoy a book, therefore this gets a lower rating because
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Suzanne Libra
An interesting time & an interesting man

We all know the song and have images of Okies on the road, but most of us , I think, have never thought about how the road got there. The author does a good job of filling in the background and giving the reader a sense of tine and place. It must be time for an all American road trip.
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