The Route 66 Encyclopedia, written by Jim Hinckley, is a comprehensive and captivating look at one of America's most iconic highways. With over 1,000 photographs and mementos, both old and new, color and black-and-white, this book provides a sweeping look at the history, landmarks, personalities, and culture of Route 66.
Hinckley's writing style is engaging and informative, and his deep knowledge of the subject matter shines through on every page. From Bobby Troup's famous anthem to the Wigwam Motel, Hinckley covers all of the most notable landmarks and moments in Route 66's storied history.
The Route 66 Encyclopedia is a celebration of all things Route 66, from the famous anthem penned by Bobby Troup to the poignant pages of Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath. The alphabetical entries in this book are as diverse and eclectic as the people who have traversed the road over the years. From Cadillac Ranch to the countless personalities who have left their mark on Route 66, this book has got it covered.
But this isn't just a dry recitation of facts and figures. Hinckley imbues the book with a sense of nostalgia and wonder, transporting readers back in time to a simpler era when Route 66 was the lifeblood of America's heartland. The book is a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.
Whether you're a die-hard Route 66 enthusiast or just a casual observer, The Route 66 Encyclopedia is an essential addition to any library. Hinckley's passion for the subject matter is contagious, and readers will come away with a newfound appreciation for this beloved highway and all that it represents.
You will not find a more thorough documentation of the Mother Road - highly recommended.