The Lincoln Highway

Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393341300
Format: PDF
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The best-selling author of Route 66 and a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer present a tribute to the American transcontinental highway, evaluating its historic and cultural relevance as well as current efforts to repair its key segments. Reprint.

Highway 50

Author: Jim Lilliefors
Publisher: James Lilliefors
ISBN: 9781555910730
Format: PDF, Docs
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The author recounts his experiences traveling along Route 50 from Maryland west to California, and describes the people he met along the route

Lincoln Highway Companion

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 1461751241
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Following the Lincoln Highway today is not too different from what pioneer motorists faced a century ago. Signs and maps can be hard to find and the route isn't always clear. This handy, indispensable glove-compartment guide is the essential key to the entire highway, from California to New York, with carefully charted maps, must-see attractions, and places to eat and sleep that are slices of pure Americana. The book covers the major thirteen states the route passes through, as well as the little-known Colorado loop and the Washington, DC feeder. More than 100 detailed maps of the highway Full-color photos from across the country Recommended stops along the route

American Road

Author: Pete Davies
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466862823
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fascinating account of the greatest road trip in American history. On July 7, 1919, an extraordinary cavalcade of sixty-nine military motor vehicles set off from the White House on an epic journey. Their goal was California, and ahead of them lay 3,250 miles of dirt, mud, rock, and sand. Sixty-two days later they arrived in San Francisco, having averaged just five miles an hour. Known as the First Transcontinental Motor Train, this trip was an adventure, a circus, a public relations coup, and a war game all rolled into one. As road conditions worsened, it also became a daily battle of sweat and labor, of guts and determination. American Road is the story of this incredible journey. Pete Davies takes us from east to west, bringing to life the men on the trip, their trials with uncooperative equipment and weather, and the punishing landscape they encountered. Ironically one of the participants was a young soldier named Dwight Eisenhower, who, four decades later, as President, launched the building of the interstate highway system. Davies also provides a colorful history of transcontinental car travel in this country, including the first cross-country trips and the building of the Lincoln Highway. This richly detailed book offers a slice of Americana, a piece of history unknown to many, and a celebration of our love affair with the road.

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811743004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

The Wild West 365 Days

Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 161312144X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Wild West: 365 Days is a day-by-day adventure that tells the stories of pioneers and cowboys, gold rushes and saloon shoot-outs in America's frontier. The lure of land rich in minerals, fertile for farming, and plentiful with buffalo bred an all-out obsession with heading westward. The Wild West: 365 Days takes the reader back to these booming frontier towns that became the stuff of American legend, breeding characters such as Butch Cassidy and Jesse James. Author Michael Wallis spins a colorful narrative, separating myth from fact, in 365 vignettes. The reader will learn the stories of Davy Crockett, Wild Bill Hickok, and Annie Oakley; travel to the O.K. Corral and Dodge City; ride with the Pony Express; and witness the invention of the Colt revolver. The images are drawn from Robert G. McCubbin's extensive collection of Western memorabilia, encompassing rare books, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts, including Billy the Kid's knife.

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Author: Brian Butko
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811743004
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

David Crockett

Author: Michael Wallis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393067580
Format: PDF, ePub
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A biography of the legendary frontiersman, soldier and martyr examines his life--from hunting bears in the unspoiled countryside to helping defend the Alamo--and aims to dispel long-held myths.

Roadfood

Author: Jane Stern
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767922646
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Filled with enticing alternatives for chain-weary-travelers, Roadfood provides descriptions of and directions to (complete with regional maps) the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints down South; the most indulgent steak houses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice-cream parlors, and uniquely regional finds in between. Each entry delves into the folkways of a restaurant's locale as well as the dining experience itself, and each is written in the Sterns' entertaining and colorful style.