Route 66 (Hardcover)
Nothing captured America's love for this veritable highway to freedom as did singer/composer Bobby Troup when he wrote his 1946 classic, "Route 66." And, nothing presents the song of the Mother Road as does this visual odyssey. "Route 66" leads readers from Illinois to California, presenting narratives that trace the course of the highway across each state, with an overview of the road's early history and construction in the 1920s. An odometer-map timeline at the top of the page ticks off the miles traveled as you read and see featured sights. Recent photography and entertaining text highlight the road's many colorful landmarks, people, and places. Although eclipsed by interstate freeways in the 1970s, the magic and mystique of Route 66 has never died. Freeth's treatment of the impact of Route 66 on American culture rekindles the magic of the road and the spirit of times gone by.