The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 158

An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.

Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia

Author: Drew Knowles

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 208

View: 559

The author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Route 66 Adventure Handbook returns with Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia. In one handy volume, novices and seasoned roadies alike have fast and easy access to all of the essential information about America’s most famous, beloved, and culturally significant highway. Presenting a list of important terms accompanied by descriptive articles and illustrations, the guide details the route’s history—including the origins of the term "Mother Road" and the slogan "Get Your Kicks on Route 66"—as well as its commemorative festivals, quirkiest attractions, and useful highway terms. Fascinating trivia will allow road warriors to impress friends and fellow travelers with their knowledge of the route, while a supplemental list directs dedicated fans to more detailed information on one of the most historic and treasured drives in America. Finally, a set of maps provides both general orientation and points out significant attractions through the use of custom icons. Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia is truly an A-to-Z guide to the absolute best of the Mother Road!

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas

Author: Jim Hinckley

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 612

"A look at 500 of Route 66's most significant past and present sites in seven categories, illustrated with hundreds of photographs and specially commissioned maps"--

Route 66 Adventure Handbook

Author: Drew Knowles

Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 384

View: 743

A guide to the exuberance, splendour and absurdity of Route 66, including details on the architecture, natural wonders, vintage motels and cafes, unique museums, offbeat attractions, fascinating artefacts, icons and kitschy tourist traps that dot the famous stretch of road. Painstakingly researched to provide information on unmarked portions of the old highway; contact information for Route 66 associations and local visitor bureaux; maps and other navigational aids; an index of all Route 66 towns; and anecdotes, trivia, attractions and suggested side trips.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 944

View: 358

The Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West provides much more than ethnic groups crossing the plains, landing at ports, or crossing borders; this two-volume work makes the history of the American West an important part of the American experience. Through sweeping entries, focused biographies, community histories, economic enterprise analysis, and demographic studies, this Encyclopedia presents the tapestry of the West and its population during various periods of migration. The two volumes examine the settling of the West and include coverage of movements of American Indians, African Americans, and the often-forgotten role of women in the West's development.

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz

Author: the late Leonard Feather

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 744

View: 727

Do you want to know when Duke Ellington was king of The Cotton Club? Have you ever wondered how old Miles Davis was when he got his first trumpet? From birth dates to gig dates and from recordings to television specials, Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler have left no stone unturned in their quest for accurate, detailed information on the careers of 3.300 jazz musicians from around the world. We learn that Duke Ellington worked his magic at The Cotton Club from 1927 to 1931, and that on Miles Davis's thirteenth birthday, his father gave him his first trumpet. Jazz is fast moving, and this edition clearly and concisely maps out an often dizzying web of professional associations. We find, for instance, that when Miles Davis was a St. Louis teenager he encountered Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie for the first time. This meeting proved fateful, and by 1945 a nineteen-year-old Davis had left Juilliard to play with Parker on 52nd Street. Knowledge of these professional alliances, along with the countless others chronicled in this book, are central to tracing the development of significant jazz movements, such as the "cool jazz" that became one of Miles Davis's hallmarks. Arranged alphabetically according to last name, each entry of this book chronologically lists the highlights of every jazz musician's career. Highly accessible and vigorously researched, The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz is, quite simply, the most comprehensive jazz encyclopedia available.

Route 66 in Chicago

Author: David G. Clark

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 128

View: 902

It winds from Chicago to L.A.”—so says Nat “King” Cole’s classic hit “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66.” Beginning in 1926, Route 66 was the only U.S. highway providing a direct connection between the Windy City and the City of Angels; thus, it is no wonder that Route 66 would become the metaphor of the American journey. The crescent-shaped route from the shore of Lake Michigan to the southern Pacific Coast followed a corridor blazed by Native American footpaths, pioneer waterways, and transcontinental railroads. As the frontier moved across the Great Plains to the ocean, Chicago was the point of embarkation for people emigrating from the east, and it was the marketplace for the products harvested in the west. During the golden age of the car culture, Chicago was where people started their California trips as they took “the highway that’s the best.”

Encyclopedia of Arizona

Author: Nancy Capace

Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 443

View: 920

The Encyclopedia of Arizona contains detailed information on States: Symbols and Designations, Geography, Archaeology, State History, Local History on individual cities, towns and counties, Chronology of Historic Events in the State, Profiles of Governors, Political Directory, State Constitution, Bibliography of books about the state and an Index.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 1600

View: 957

This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Author: Geoffrey W. Bromiley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 1058

View: 590

This is Volume I of an encyclopedia representing the scholarship of hundreds of evangelical contributors who have prepared articles on virtually every person, place, and term mentioned in the Bible. The encyclopedia is based on the Revised Standard Version, but is cross-referenced so that readers of other versions can easily utilize it.