Lincoln Highway Companion

Lincoln Highway Companion
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781461751243
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Release: 2009-05-13
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Author: Amor Towles
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9780735222373
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Release: 2021-10-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick “Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway

Greetings from the Lincoln Highway
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780811743006
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Release: 2005-05-19
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Historian Brian Butko follows the highway across 14 states. Memoirs and historic landmarks come to life in full color.

The Ship Hotel

The Ship Hotel
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9780811736312
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Release: 2010
Editor: Stackpole Books
Language: en

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THE SHIP HOTELA Grand View along the Lincoln HighwayBrian Butko$19.95 US

The Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway
Author: Michael Wallis
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0393341305
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Release: 2011-11-22
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Lincoln Highway

Lincoln Highway
Author: United States. National Park Service
Pages: 131
ISBN: PURD:32754077573925
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Release: 2004
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Ford Model T Coast to Coast

Ford Model T Coast to Coast
Author: Tom Cotter
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780760364642
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Release: 2018-05-15
Editor: Quarto Publishing Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A photo-filled account of traveling the Lincoln Highway in a century-old automobile, and contemplating a future of self-driving cars: "[An] epic road trip." —USA Today Driverless cars are on the horizon, but before the world falls asleep at the wheel, let's look back down the road from whence we have come. Ford Model T Coast to Coast documents the cross-country adventure of two brave drivers as they pilot a hundred-year-old Model T on a 3,000-mile journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Coast. This book is as much a contemplation of early-twentieth-century American life as it is a fond farewell to the automotive age. Can the car still be the vehicle of freedom and discovery when we're no longer in command? Or will we finally be able to fully appreciate the scenery rushing past? Accompanied by Michael Alan Ross' evocative photography, Tom Cotter stops in small towns, meets local people, and hears their stories about cars, travel, and life. The two also explore back roads adjacent to his main route, the Lincoln Highway—the first transcontinental road. Significant cross-country runs, such as those by speed-record setter Cannonball Baker and literary adventurers Jack Kerourac, John Steinbeck, and Bill Bryson, are considered in light of the driverless future. Cotter also drives some of the same roads that a young Edsel Ford traveled in his father's Model T upon high school graduation in 1917. In addition to the central road trip, Cotter visits interesting automotive and transport museums as well as "keepers of the flame" such as Model T clubs, mechanics, junkyards, and collectors across the country. He also records the numerous trials and tribulations in keeping a very old car operating on a very long journey—something the driverless car of the future is unlikely to encounter.

The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway

The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway
Author: Lincoln Highway Association
Pages: 168
ISBN: PRNC:32101078167374
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Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Across The Continent By The Lincoln Highway

Across The Continent By The Lincoln Highway
Author: Effie Price Gladding
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9354593887
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Release: 2021-05-20
Editor: Alpha Edition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Across The Continent By The Lincoln Highway, has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern format for present and future generations. This whole book has been reformatted, retyped and designed. These books are not made of scanned copies of their original work and hence the text is clear and readable.

Tourism and War

Tourism and War
Author: Richard Butler,Wantanee Suntikul
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781136263095
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Release: 2013-05-07
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first volume to fully explore the complex relationship between war and tourism by considering its full range of dynamics; including political, psychological, economic and ideological factors at different levels, in different political and geographical locations. Issues of peace and tourism are dealt with insofar as they pertain to the effects of war on tourism that emerge after the cessation of hostilities. The book therefore reveals how not only location, but also political strategies, accidents of history, transportation linkages, and economic expediency all have played their role in the development and continuation of tourism before, during, and after wartime. It further show how the effects of war are seldom if ever simply a negation or reversal of the effects of peace on tourism. The volume draws on a range of examples, from medieval times to the present, to reveal the multi-faceted development of tourism amidst and because of conflict in a wide variety of locations, including the Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Africa and South East Asia, showing the diverse ways in which tourism and war interacts. In doing so it explores how some locations have been developed as tourist attractions primarily because of war and conflict, e.g. as resting and training places for troops, and others flourished because of the threat of danger from conflicts to more traditional tourist locations. This thought provoking volume contributes to the understanding of the interrelationships between war, peace and tourism in many different parts of the world at different scales. It will be valuable reading for all those interested in this topic as well as dark tourism, battlefield tourism and heritage tourism.

A Guide to the National Road

A Guide to the National Road
Author: Karl B. Raitz,George F. Thompson
Pages: 392
ISBN: 0801851564
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Release: 1996
Editor: JHU Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This companion volume to The National Road is a traveler's guide to the nation's first federally funded highway. Combining a wealth of historical and geographical information, this book takes readers on a 700-mile journey through America's heartland, from the Chesapeake Bay to the Mississippi River. Illustrated with more than 300 maps and lithographs, this authoritative gudie leads us down a trail into our nation's past.

A Companion to Popular Culture

A Companion to Popular Culture
Author: Gary Burns
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781118883358
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Release: 2016-03-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Companion to Popular Culture is a landmark survey of contemporary research in popular culture studies that offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the field. Includes over two dozen essays covering the spectrum of popular culture studies from food to folklore and from TV to technology Features contributions from established and up-and-coming scholars from a range of disciplines Offers a detailed history of the study of popular culture Balances new perspectives on the politics of culture with in-depth analysis of topics at the forefront of popular culture studies

A Route 66 Companion

A Route 66 Companion
Author: David King Dunaway
Pages: 179
ISBN: 9780292726604
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Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Even before there was a road, there was a route. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the old Santa Fe trace—all led across the Great Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America’s insatiable westering urge culminated in Route 66, the highway that ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. Opened in 1926, Route 66 became the quintessential American road. It offered the chance for freedom and a better life, whether you were down-and-out Okies fleeing the Dust Bowl in the 1930s or cool guys cruising in a Corvette in the 1960s. Even though the interstates long ago turned Route 66 into a bylane, it still draws travelers from around the world who long to experience the freedom of the open road. A Route 66 Companion gathers fiction, poetry, memoir, and oral history to present a literary historical portrait of America’s most storied highway. From accounts of pioneering trips across the western plains to a sci-fi fantasy of traveling Route 66 in a rocket, here are stories that explore the mystique of the open road, told by master storytellers ranging from Washington Irving to Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Leslie Marmon Silko, and John Steinbeck. Interspersed among them are reminiscences that, for the first time, honor the varied cultures—Native American, Mexican American, and African American, as well as Anglo—whose experiences run through the Route 66 story like the stripe down the highway. So put the top down, set the cruise control, and “make that California trip” with A Route 66 Companion.

When You See Me

When You See Me
Author: Lisa Gardner
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781524745011
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Release: 2020-01-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner unites three of her most beloved characters—Detective D D Warren, Flora Dane, and Kimberly Quincy—in a twisty new thriller, as they investigate a mysterious murder from the past . . . which points to a dangerous and chilling present-day crime. FBI Special Agent Kimberly Quincy and Sergeant Detective D D Warren have built a task force to follow the digital bread crumbs left behind by deceased serial kidnapper Jacob Ness. When a disturbing piece of evidence is discovered in the hills of Georgia, they bring Flora Dane and true-crime savant Keith Edgar to a small town where something seems to be deeply wrong. What at first looks like a Gothic eeriness soon hardens into something much more sinister . . . and they discover that for all the evil Jacob committed while alive, his worst secret is still to be revealed. Quincy and DD must summon their considerable skills and experience to crack the most disturbing case of their careers—and Flora must face her own past directly in the hope of saving others.

Pennsylvania Traveler s Guide

Pennsylvania Traveler s Guide
Author: Brian Butko
Pages: 321
ISBN: NWU:35556038803615
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fully revised and updated edition Filled with all-new vintage postcards and photos Maps for travelers following the original route The Lincoln Highway, established in 1913 as the first roadway to cross the United States, continues to change. This new, updated edition of the successful guidebook to the route in Pennsylvania reflects those changes, focusing on recent trends on the highway, such as the appearance of retro buildings. The book describes what life was like along the old highway-with its stainless-steel diners, mom-and-pop businesses, spectacular scenery, and roadside attractions-and reveals how much of the past is still around.

The Songs of St Petersburg

The Songs of St Petersburg
Author: Amor Towles
Pages: 462
ISBN: 9780091944247
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Release: 2017-02-09
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility. 'A comic masterpiece.' The Times 'Winning . . . gorgeous . . . satisfying . . . Towles is a craftsman.' New York Times Book Review 'A work of great charm, intelligence and insight.' Sunday Times 'Everything a novel should be: charming, witty, poetic and generous. An absolute delight.' Mail on Sunday 'If we do a better book than this one on the book club this year we will be very very lucky.' Matt Williams, Radio 2 Book Club 'Abundant in humour, history and humanity' Sunday Telegraph 'Wistful, whimsical and wry.' Sunday Express On 21 June 1922 Count Alexander Rostov - recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt - is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol. But instead of being taken to his usual suite, he is led to an attic room with a window the size of a chessboard. Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. While Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval, the Count, stripped of the trappings that defined his life, is forced to question what makes us who we are. And with the assistance of a glamorous actress, a cantankerous chef and a very serious child, Rostov unexpectedly discovers a new understanding of both pleasure and purpose.

Little Eyes

Little Eyes
Author: Samanta Schweblin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780525541387
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Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR "Her most unsettling work yet — and her most realistic." --New York Times Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, Vulture, Bustle, Refinery29, and Thrillist A visionary novel about our interconnected present, about the collision of horror and humanity, from a master of the spine-tingling tale. They've infiltrated homes in Hong Kong, shops in Vancouver, the streets of in Sierra Leone, town squares in Oaxaca, schools in Tel Aviv, bedrooms in Indiana. They're everywhere. They're here. They're us. They're not pets, or ghosts, or robots. They're real people, but how can a person living in Berlin walk freely through the living room of someone in Sydney? How can someone in Bangkok have breakfast with your children in Buenos Aires, without your knowing? Especially when these people are completely anonymous, unknown, unfindable. The characters in Samanta Schweblin's brilliant new novel, Little Eyes, reveal the beauty of connection between far-flung souls—but yet they also expose the ugly side of our increasingly linked world. Trusting strangers can lead to unexpected love, playful encounters, and marvelous adventure, but what happens when it can also pave the way for unimaginable terror? This is a story that is already happening; it's familiar and unsettling because it's our present and we're living it, we just don't know it yet. In this prophecy of a story, Schweblin creates a dark and complex world that's somehow so sensible, so recognizable, that once it's entered, no one can ever leave.

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West
Author: Nicolas S. Witschi
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781444396584
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Release: 2011-05-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West presents a series of essays that explore the historic and contemporary cultural expressions rooted in America's western states. Offers a comprehensive approach to the wide range of cultural expressions originating in the west Focuses on the intersections, complexities, and challenges found within and between the different historical and cultural groups that define the west's various distinctive regions Addresses traditionally familiar icons and ideas about the west (such as cowboys, wide-open spaces, and violence) and their intersections with urbanization and other regional complexities Features essays written by many of the leading scholars in western American cultural studies

The Negro Motorist Green Book

The Negro Motorist Green Book
Author: Victor H. Green
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Colchis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The idea of "The Green Book" is to give the Motorist and Tourist a Guide not only of the Hotels and Tourist Homes in all of the large cities, but other classifications that will be found useful wherever he may be. Also facts and information that the Negro Motorist can use and depend upon. There are thousands of places that the public doesn't know about and aren't listed. Perhaps you know of some? If so send in their names and addresses and the kind of business, so that we might pass it along to the rest of your fellow Motorists. You will find it handy on your travels, whether at home or in some other state, and is up to date. Each year we are compiling new lists as some of these places move, or go out of business and new business places are started giving added employment to members of our race.

The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780385685252
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Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in a brand-new edition, newly updated throughout, including new material from the author, 16 pages of Showcase television series tie-in photographs, and a gorgeous new cover and timed with the new season of Outlander on Showcase beginning April 2015. The Outlandish Companion is the comprehensive insider's guide to the first four books of Diana Gabaldon's bestselling series. New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon takes readers behind the scenes in The Outlandish Companion, an encyclopedic look at the first four books of the Outlander series. Necessary reading for new fans just starting the series who need to catch up, long-time readers wanting to relive how it all began, and everyone in between, the companion is packed with character guides, plot synopses, an extensive Gaelic glossary, and more.