Route 66, 75th Anniversary Edition

The Mother Road

Michael Wallis

St. Martin's Griffin

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America's Main Street is celebration, Michael Wallis hit the road again, revisiting people and
places that made the Mother Road on American icon, and uncovering new treasures. A love
letter and a tribute, Route 66: The Mother Road takes us on an unforgettable journey through
the secret corners and hidden towns of America's most famous and beloved highway.

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Praise for Route 66, 75th Anniversary Edition

"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

"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,

"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

"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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About the Author

Michael Wallis

Michael Wallis is an award-winning historian of the Old West and author of Route 66: The Mother Road.

Michael Wallis


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Route 66, 75th Anniversary Edition
The Mother Road
Michael Wallis

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
June 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312281618
ISBN10: 0312281617
10 7/16 x 8 3/8 inches, 288 pages, Includes 200 black-and-white and color photographs throughout

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