The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Author: Jim Hinckley
Editor: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610586883
Size: 20,32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Editor: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809929
Size: 16,51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345430
Size: 14,25 MB
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"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"--

Encyclopedia Of Immigration And Migration In The American West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265348
Size: 20,65 MB
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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.

Route 66 In Chicago

Author: David G. Clark
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439635021
Size: 17,71 MB
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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.”

The Biographical Encyclopedia Of Jazz

Author: the late Leonard Feather
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886407
Size: 19,96 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia

Author: Michael Gray
Editor: Burns & Oates
ISBN:
Size: 10,56 MB
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Music critic Michael Gray presents opinionated entries on hundreds of figures, musical works, and other widely varied topics related to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Also includes the text on CD-ROM.

Museum Of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia Of Television

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ISBN:
Size: 19,53 MB
Format: PDF
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Encyclopedia Of Arizona

Author: Nancy Capace
Editor: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0403098467
Size: 11,80 MB
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Television G P

Author: Horace Newcomb
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781884964251
Size: 14,40 MB
Format: PDF
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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.