The Route 66 Encyclopedia


Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610586883
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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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
Publisher: Santa Monica Press
ISBN: 1595809929
Category: Travel
Page: 208
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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!

Zum ersten Mal auf der Route 66

Ausführlicher Berater für alle, die sich auf die Route 66 vorbereiten
Author: Marian Pavel
Publisher: Touch Media s.r.o.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 216
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Dieser ausführliche Reisebegleiter bereitet Sie auf einen Reisetrip Ihres Lebens auf der Route 66 vor. In dem Buch erfahren Sie, was Sie einpacken sollen, wie Sie Ihr Motorrad oder Ihr Auto vermieten können, wie Sie Ihre Unterkunft buchen, aber auch, wie die Fahrt auf der Route 66 aussieht. Dank dieses Buchs gewinnen Sie den ganzen Überblick darüber, was Sie erwartet und wie viel der ganze Spaß kostet. Im Buch finden Sie nicht nur gute Ratschläge, sondern auch Tipps & Tricks, die Ihnen viel Geld ersparen können. Der Autor hat mehr als 18 tausend KM auf der Route 66 gemacht und findet immer wieder Gründe, warum er zurückkehren würde.

The Illustrated Route 66 Historical Atlas


Author: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345430
Category: History
Page: 240
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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"--

Route 66 Adventure Handbook


Author: Drew Knowles
Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc
ISBN: 9781595800121
Category: Travel
Page: 384
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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.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer USA


Author: N.A
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 3829723369
Category: Travel
Page: 372
View: 4043
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Mit dem Lonely Planet USA auf eigene Faust durch das Land der unbegenzten Möglichkeiten! Etliche Monate Recherche stecken im Kultreiseführer für Individualreisende. Auf nahezu 1400 Seiten geben die Autoren sachkundige Hintergrundinfos zum Reiseland, liefern Tipps und Infos für die Planung der Reise, beschreiben alle interessanten Sehenswürdigkeiten mit aktuellen Öffnungszeiten und Preisen und präsentieren ihre persönlichen Entdeckungen und Tipps. Auch Globetrotter, die abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade unterwegs sein möchten, kommen auf ihre Kosten. Wie wäre es beispielsweise mit Musik im Freien? Der Red Rocks Park hat ein Amphitheater mit 9000 Sitzplätzen, das dramatisch eingebettet zwischen 120m hohen Buntsandsteinfelsen liegt. Die Akkustik ist einfach fantastisch, weshalb viele Künstler hier ihre Livealben aufnehmen. Oder lieber Kajakfahren? Der von steil aufragenden Felswänden umgebene Tracy- Arm-Fjord in Alaska ist von Eisbergen gesäumt und ein bezauberndes Ziel für einen ausgedehnte Paddelausflug. Wo unterwegs übernachten und essen? Für jeden größeren Ort gibt es eine Auswahl an Unterkünften und Restaurants für jeden Geschmack und Geldbeutel. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, einem Farbkapitel zu den 25 Top-Highlights, Special: Die Nationalparks der USA, Reiserouten, fundierte Hintergrundinformationen sowie Glossar und - damit Sie gut verständlich ankommen - einem Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer USA ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen.

Encyclopedia of Immigration and Migration in the American West


Author: Gordon Morris Bakken,Alexandra Kindell
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265348
Category: History
Page: 944
View: 320
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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
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439635021
Category: Travel
Page: 128
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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,Ira Gitler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199886407
Category: Reference
Page: 744
View: 5976
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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 One Percenter Encyclopedia

The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite
Author: Bill Hayes
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610598016
Category: Transportation
Page: 256
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Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name? Ever wonder about that little demonic critter on the Pagan’s patch? Ever wonder about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? The One-Percenter Encyclopedia answers these questions and many more. Featuring concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters, number of members, and club biography, this book covers all the major clubs—Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos—as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.

Encyclopedia of Arizona


Author: Nancy Capace
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0403098467
Category: History
Page: 443
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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.

Lonely Planet Reiseführer Kalifornien


Author: Sara Benson
Publisher: Mair Dumont DE
ISBN: 3575445427
Category: Travel
Page: 880
View: 2953
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Lonely Planet Reiseführer Kalifornien Lonely Planet E-Books sind besonders praktisch für unterwegs und sparen Gewicht im Reisegepäck! E-Book basiert auf: 4. Auflage 2018 Kalifornien – schon der Name weckt Reiselust. Mit dem Lonely Planet auf eigene Faust durch den Golden State und es kann nichts mehr schief gehen. Fast 900 Seiten reisepraktische Informationen und Tipps, plus alles, was man wissen muss über die Destination, die nie aus der Mode kommt. Zu Recht: Wüstenlandschaften, zerklüftete Gipfel, von Gletscher geformte Täler, Wasserfälle und Bergwiesen im Landesinneren, palmengesäumte Boulevards und Strandleben und Surfkultur an der Küste. Was essen und wo schlafen? Das Expertenteam um Sara Benson hat Tipps für Sightseeing, Aktivurlaub und Relaxen zusammengestellt und Unterkünfte und Restaurants für jeden Geldbeutel ausfindig gemacht: von Low Budget Surfhostels und Campingplätzen über Bed & Breakfasts zu Design-Hotels, vom angesagten Bauernmarktstand in San Francisco über witzige Coffeeshops und authentische Taco-Restaurants zum Gourmetrestaurant mit VIP-Garantie. Der Guide führt zu Traumstränden und Wandertrails, schrulligen Museen und skurrilen Insider-Bars auch abseits der Touristenpfade. Abgerundet wird der Guide durch Übersichts- und Detailkarten, ein Farbkapitel mit 25 Top-Erlebnissen, Reiserouten, spannende Hintergrundinformationen und - damit Sie gut durchs Land kommen – einen Sprachführer. Der Lonely-Planet-Reiseführer Kalifornien ist ehrlich, praktisch, witzig geschrieben und liefert inspirierende Eindrücke und Erfahrungen. Ob Backpacker, Pauschalreisender oder 5-Sterne-Tourist - mit dem Lonely Planet im Gepäck sind Sie garantiert bestens gerüstet. Tipp: Erstellen Sie Ihren persönlichen Reiseplan durch Lesezeichen und Notizen... und durchsuchen Sie das E-Book mit der praktischen Volltextsuche!

Encyclopedia of Television: G-P


Author: Horace Newcomb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781884964251
Category: Television
Page: 1948
View: 7807
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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.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music


Author: Colin Larkin
Publisher: Omnibus Press
ISBN: 0857125958
Category: Music
Page: 1600
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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: 9780802837813
Category: Religion
Page: 1058
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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.

Just For Kicks

Oklahoma Route 66 Music Guide
Author: Hugh W. Foley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781581071054
Category: Music
Page: 204
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An in-depth essay on music from Oklahoma, notable music histories of Oklahoma cities, towns and tribes on Routhe 66.

The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia


Author: Michael Gray
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: N.A
Category: Music
Page: 800
View: 7325
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The Bob Dylan Encyclopedia is one of the most wide-ranging, informed, entertaining, provocative, and compulsively readable books ever written about popular music. It's the culmination of over thirty years of dedicated research and scholarship by Michael Gray. Inside these pages, you'll find a world of ideas, facts, and opinions. It's a world in which Baudelaire flows on from the Basement Tapes and A.S. Byatt looks out at the Byrds; in which Far from the Madding Crowd follows Ezekiel and Bob Geldof introduces Jean Genet; and in which Hank and William Carlos Williams stand side by side while J.R.R. Tolkien trails the Titanic. Most of all, of course, it's a world in which everyone and everything interconnects, in endlessly fascinating ways, with one of our greatest living artists: Bob Dylan. Click here to read an interview with Michael Gray: http://www.continuumbooks.com/news/details.aspx?NewsID=202&ImprintID=2&CountryID=2&ReturnType=2 "Michael Gray... probably Dylan's single most assiduous critic." — New York Review of Books "Fans of Bob Dylan have a multitude of choices when it comes to biographies and retrospectives, but author Michael Gray outdistances them all with this voluminous collection of all things Dylan. ... Insightful and entertaining, Gray's tome will broaden appreciation of the artist, his influences and his legacy." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) "...has all you need to know, and more" -Richard Corliss, Time "This is no mere catalog of facts, but a work of oceanic immersion. It has wit, opinion, style, and asks to be read, not just consulted." -Village Voice "Deeply impressive...destined to be the most important Dylan book, bar none."-Gerry Smith, The Dylan Daily "Utterly idiosyncratic." -Janet Maslin, New York Times "Amazingly well-researched and surprisingly readable work." -Library Journal (starred review) "Door-stopping detail." -Toronto Star "Magnificent...won't just astonish readers with its detail about Dylan's work...contains so many insights and refutes so many myths about the rock 'n' roll era in general that it's invaluable as both a reference guide and a personality study." -Nashville City Paper "Comprehensive and up-to-date." -Slate

McCarthy's Bar

mein ganz persönliches Irland
Author: Pete McCarthy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783492240413
Category:
Page: 387
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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 20: Social Class
Author: Larry J. Griffin,Peggy G. Hargis,Charles Reagan Wilson
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807882542
Category: Reference
Page: 528
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.