The Little Book of Route 66

The Ultimate Road Trip

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A guide to the world's most iconic road, including more than 185 facts, stats, and wisecracks, quips, quotes, and notes to keep you entertained for the entire length of R66.

The Guide to the World's Most Iconic Road

Known as America's Main Street, or the Mother Road, Historic Route 66 is more than just a road, it is the artery that connects America's heart with its head, a road-worthy metaphor of the nation's post-war rebirth of innovation and industrialism along the way, as well as a representation of freedom (and loss) for many of the nation's peoples.

Route 66 is the place to get your kicks, don't forget too. A stretch of road with so many stunning stories and secrets to share and roadside attractions, and billboards, to see, all of which were built along its path to glory through its hundred-year tenure, a past that is now celebrated as a pilgrimage for millions of drivers and dreamers, truckers and tourists, yearning to reconnect with the country's golden age.

So, come and get your kicks with The Little Book of Route 66. Full of facts, stats, quotes and quips - the perfect driving companion for those long family road-trips. If the road is a metaphor for life, then Route 66 is the road. Buckle up, because this is going to be a road-trip of a lifetime... and a journey to remember.

For the first twelve years of its existence, only 800 of its 2,400 miles were paved. The rest were dust and dirt tracks making for very bumpy riding. The highway was not finished being laid with tarmac until 1938.
Category: Humour & Gift
ISBN: 9781800691759
Table Of Contents: Hit the Road, Jack: Are you ready for the road trip of a lifetime? If so, buckle up and turn the classic road tunes loud enough to get your motor running.
New Frontier: Route 66 is jam-packed with a wealth of wonderful landmarks and wild landscapes to keep the eyes peeled to the road.
The People's Highway: Route 66's footprint on popular culture is immeasurable. From music to art, movies to cars, transport to all-you-can-eat, it keeps on giving long after you've turned your lights off.
Get Your Kicks: Route 66 is an American beauty. But in order to see the wonders of the road, look up! You won't want to miss the oversized roadside attractions of all shapes and XL sizes.
One for the Road: There's nothing like Route 66 anywhere else on earth. The road traverses time and history. The story of modern America was written here.
End of the Trail: All great endings start even better new beginnings, and Route 66 is no different. At the end of the trail, here in California, the best way to continue your Route 66 journey is to turn round and head back the way you came and do it all over again. Let's go!
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Orange Hippo
Pub Date: May 2022
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: Gift books