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Ghost Towns And Roadside Relics Of Route 66

Autor: Bruce Wexler
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785833093
File Size: 6,35 MB
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Originally paved in the 1920s, Route 66 has been a staple of the American Road Trip through the Great Depression and was a major method of the bootlegging operation. Spanning a total of 8 states and stretching from Chicago all the way to the Pacific Ocean, Route 66 was appropriately named the Motheroad. An icon of American Folklore, between the pages there are a slew of old gas stations, restaurants, diners, rest stops, and other attractions. Each must-see vestige is peppered with the history of the area.

Hidden History Of Kansas

Autor: Adrian Zink
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625858892
File Size: 12,96 MB
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Kansas' past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences, and intriguing characters. The author, Adrian Zink, digs into Kansas' history to reveal hidden and overlooked stories.

Ghost Towns Of Route 66

Autor: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760338434
File Size: 7,11 MB
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Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James’ gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

Ghost Towns Of Route 66

Autor: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760338434
File Size: 24,35 MB
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Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James’ gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!

Roadside Relics

Autor: Will Shiers
Publisher: Motorbooks
ISBN: 1610601149
File Size: 11,84 MB
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DIVAbandoned junk to some, the rusty old steel shells of vehicles are treasures to others, holding memories of a bygone era, or the promise of a pristinely restored, radically customized automobile. Automotive photographer Will Shiers has captured these dreams on film for over ten years, and this volume collects his images between two covers for the first time. Here are the beautiful husks Shiers has found in the United States fields and barns, shops, and salvage yards across States. Divided into five categories—General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Independents, and Special Vehicles—these wrecks and relics from 1910 to the 1970s come equipped with all the relevant information: history, model, location. The most comprehensive and beautifully photographed collection of abandoned cars ever published, this volume preserves for all time the exquisite skeletons of American automotive might./div

Route 66 Sightings

Autor: Jerry McClanahan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967748184
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Route 66 Sightings is a collection of images from the portfolios of nationally known roadside photographers Jerry McClanahan, Jim Ross, and Shellee Graham. This coffee table book defines the Route 66 experience, telling the story of the road through six galleries of stunning photographs, each with its own tale to tell. Spanning thirty years, Sightings is a culmination of their individual and collective efforts as writers, photographers, and advocates of the legendary highway.

The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Autor: Jim Hinckley
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610586883
File Size: 4,74 MB
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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 Barn Find Road Trip

Autor: Tom Cotter
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760351708
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Abandoned cars on America's most iconic abandoned road. Sounds like a great idea for a road trip. For a nation that loves the idea of the road, there is no more legendary ribbon of highway than the 2,451 miles comprising historic Route 66. Along the Mother Road lies the detritus of the automotive age: motels, roadside attractions, diners, service stations, drive-ins, and dives. Hidden in, around, and behind its buildings or abandoned along its roadside hide collector cars, lost trucks, and moldering motorcycles. How could there be a better destination for automotive archaeologist Tom Cotter? In Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip Cotter and his BBF (best barn finder) pal Brian Barr jump on Route 66, just outside Chicago, seeking rusted gold in every state Route 66 passes through. Along the way, ace lensman Michael Alan Ross documents their finds, mishaps, and various adventures. Starting in the Midwest and barreling through Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico, the barn-find bunch continues on to Arizona before completing their quest in Santa Monica, California. You'll never guess what automotive treasure they see peeking out from corroded garages and behind weary buildings along the way. You can bet every awesome barn find was investigated and recorded in Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip. Whether you've only dreamed of retracing US 66 or are familiar with its path but never considered car hunting there, Route 66 Barn Find Road Trip will take you on the trip of a lifetime. Hop in; you can ride shotgun.

Route 66 Still Kicks

Autor: Rick Antonson
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1620875551
File Size: 19,66 MB
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“You’ll never understand America until you’ve driven Route 66—that’s old Route 66—all the way,” a truck driver in California once said to author Rick Antonson. “It’s the most famous highway in the world.” With some determination, grit, and a good sense of direction, one can still find and drive on 90 percent of the original Route 66 today. This travelogue follows Rick and his travel companion Peter along 2,400 miles through eight states from Chicago to Los Angeles as they discover the old Route 66. With surprising and obscure stories about Route 66 personalities like Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Dorothea Lange, Cyrus Avery (the Father of Route 66), the Harvey Girls, Mickey Mantle, and Bobby Troup (songwriter of “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66”), Antonson’s fresh perspective reads like an easy drive down a forgotten road: winding, stopping now and then to mingle with the locals and reminisce about times gone by, and then getting stuck in the mud, sucked into its charms. Rick mixes hilarious anecdotes of happenstance travel with the route’s difficult history, its rise and fall in popularity, and above all, its place in legend. The author has committed part of his book’s proceeds to the preservation work of the National Route 66 Federation.

Muscle Car Barn Finds

Autor: Ryan Brutt
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 076035359X
File Size: 11,12 MB
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It’s no secret among car collectors and enthusiast that the pursuit of “lost” cars is what drives many gearheads. Finding an abandoned, restorable car is one of the most common dreams among collectors and a touchstone for the hobby. Top shows like the Pebble Beach Concours and Chicago’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals have added special classes devoted to original and barn find vehicles. Author and photographer Ryan Brutt is the “automotive archaeologist”, author of the CarsInBarns blog, and a monthly columnist for Hot Rod magazine. Brutt has selected his best muscle car images for Muscle Car Barn Finds. No searching the back roads required--just kick up your feet and begin your barn-finding adventure by turning the page. These old warriors aren’t dead, just resting. A drive in the country or through a small-town back street will reveal them lurking under tarps, hidden behind garage doors, stashed behind fences from prying eyes.

Arizona And The Grand Canyon

Autor: Aruna Ghose
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN:
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Offers information on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and activities in Arizona and the Grand Canyon.

Ghost Towns Of Michigan

Autor: Larry Wakefield
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (MI)
ISBN: 9781882376803
File Size: 7,90 MB
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Here is the third volume in the Ghost Towns of Michigan series, featuring 44 of Michigan's most fascinating ghost towns, along with numerous historic photographs. These are stories of land speculators, wildcat bankers, boom-and-bust lumber barons, pioneers who refused to give up, and small towns with big ideas that didn't quite pan out.

Instant Japanese

Autor: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462900984
File Size: 4,39 MB
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It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Japanese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Japan for a short time and want an Japanese phrase book to help you communicate? If so, than this thoroughly revised second edition of Boye Lafayette De Mente's classic, bestselling phrase book and Japanese dictionary is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. The idea of Instant Japanese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author, De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in the Japanese language. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly and a Japanese dictionary allows for quick reference. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Japanese phrasebook: Meet people Go shopping Ask directions Ride the subway Order food and drinks And much more… About this new edition: This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, Japanese etiquette tips and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in Japan right now!

Breaking History Vanished

Autor: Sarah Pruitt
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493030612
File Size: 26,68 MB
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A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history’s most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history’s most perplexing vanishings.

The Ruby Slippers Madonna S Bra And Einstein S Brain

Autor: Chris Epting
Publisher: Santa Monica PressLlc
ISBN:
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Anyone who has ever wondered where Dorothy's ruby slippers, the limo that JFK was riding in when he was assassinated or Michael Jackson's sequinned glove are housed will find the answers here. Hundreds of items from America's pop culture past - its history, its sports, its movies, crime and TV - are listed in locations as famed, diverse and downright odd as the Smithsonian Institute, the Basketball Hall of Fame, the Sing Sing Prison Museum and the Museum of Pez Memorabilia. Includes George Washington's wooden teeth, the piano from Casablance and John Wilkes Booth's thorax.

The Count Of Monte Cristo

Autor: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The Count of Monte Cristo (French: Le Comte de Monte-Cristo) is an adventure novel by French author Alexandre Dumas completed in 1844. It is one of the author's most popular works, along with The Three Musketeers. Like many of his novels, it is expanded from plot outlines suggested by his collaborating ghostwriter Auguste Maquet.The story takes place in France, Italy, and islands in the Mediterranean during the historical events of 1815-1839: the era of the Bourbon Restoration through the reign of Louis-Philippe of France. It begins just before the Hundred Days period (when Napoleon returned to power after his exile). The historical setting is a fundamental element of the book, an adventure story primarily concerned with themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness. It centres around a man who is wrongfully imprisoned, escapes from jail, acquires a fortune, and sets about getting revenge on those responsible for his imprisonment. However, his plans have devastating consequences for the innocent as well as the guilty. In addition, it is a story that involves romance, loyalty, betrayal, and selfishness, shown throughout the story as characters slowly reveal their true inner nature.The book is considered a literary classic today. According to Luc Sante, "The Count of Monte Cristo has become a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Mickey Mouse, Noah's flood, and the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

How The Wild West Was Won

Autor: Bruce Wexler
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781628736540
File Size: 29,22 MB
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Dusty road shoot outs, roaming buffalo, bar brawls, gold, tragedy, genocide, damsels in distress, and cowboys riding off into the sunset—the taming of the Western frontier is one of the most colorful and fascinating periods of American history. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Bruce Wexler brings the ruggedness of the old American West to life, as he has in all ten of his books about the history of the Wild West. Here the figures of the cowboy, gunslinger, soldier, Pony Express rider, settler, and Native American are introduced and explored through their impact on the settling and assimilation of the region. The century between 1800 and 1900 proved to be the most explosive in terms of change as the West evolved from an untamed territory into an integral part of the country, connected by institutions such as the pioneer trail, the stagecoach, the Pony Express, the railroads, and the telegraph wire. Through its portrayal in movies, literature, television, fashion, and art, the West has become a familiar concept. Wexler sheds light on this much-romanticized period of history by acknowledging its gritty realities and providing an answer as to why, even now, such an allure persists in surrounding it. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Condition Of The Working Class In England In 1844

Autor: Frederick Engels
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3730964852
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The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779–1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

English Villages

Autor: Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465525998
File Size: 17,65 MB
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Reverend Peter Hampson Ditchfield (1854-1930) was the author of Our English Villages (1889), Old English Sports (1891), Books Fatal to Their Authors (1895), Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time (1896), English Villages (1901/06), The Parish Clerk (1907), Memorials of Old London (2v/1908), and Vanishing England (1910). "A popular and readable sketch of the history of our villages." Dealing with characteristic features of English villages, such as prehistoric remains and Roman relics, churches, monasteries, the village inn, village folklore and superstitions and many more.