What are the best books about Route 66?

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    #1Greetings from Route 66

    Greetings from Route 66

    Greetings from Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Back Through Time Along America's Main Street is an anthology of stories about the historic American highway. It includes stories about its history and road trip anecdotes.


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    Elizabeth Pena
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Nice review of the area around Route 66. Well reviewed and received. "
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    #2Route 66: The Highway and Its People

    Route 66: The Highway and Its People

    Route 66: The Highway and Its People is a non-fiction book written by Susan Croce Kelly, with accompanying photos by Quinta Scott. First published in 1988, it is a history of the famous highway and the people who built it.


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    Amber Owens
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is a great solution. This book is about Route 66 and has good reviews."
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    #3The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by John Steinbeck. It tells the story of the Joad family as they travel west to California in search of greener pastures during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression.


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    Juan Santos
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "My friend at my local book club suggested i pick this book up. Im so glad i did. Ive always been facsinated by heading west. We use to take route 66 as children on family vacation. This is quite a bit different then those trips we took but it was incredinly engaging tale that was beautifully written. I highly suggest you give this book a read."
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    #4Route 66: The Mother Road

    Route 66: The Mother Road

    Route 66: The Mother Road is a non-fiction book by Michael Wallis. First published in 1990, it tells the history of the famous American highway, as well as of the places of interest along the route.


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    Pamela Bell
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved this book about the iconic Route 66. I have traveled many parts of this route and love reading this book about some of the places and characters this author has met along the way. Very interesting to read."
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    #5Billy Connolly's Route 66

    Billy Connolly's Route 66

    Billy Connolly's Route 66 is a memoir written by the British comedian, Billy Connolly, first published in 2011. It tells the story of his motorcycle trip along the historic Route 66 as he goes on a journey across America.


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    Michael Richards
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I've always been a fan of Billy's comedy, and love this kind of Americana stuff, so this was a perfect book for me. Really fun read that taught me a few things too. Would recommend to anyone."
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    #6Route 66 Backroads

    Route 66 Backroads

    Route 66 Backroads is a travel guide by Jim Hinckley. This non-fiction book includes photos by Kerrick James, Rick Bowers, and Nora Bowers. It includes stories about places of interest along the historic routes.


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    Carl Ramos
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you are a fan of Route 66 and love to read then Route 66 Backroads is the perfect book for you. I was completely entertained while reading this book and I loved all the pictures. I'm planning on taking a long trip down Route 66 and the information in this book helped me pick places to stop at. "
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    #7The Route 66 Cookbook

    The Route 66 Cookbook: Comfort Food from the Mother Road is a cookbook by Marian Clark. It includes more than 250 recipes for food establishments along Route 66 used to offer.

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    Madison White
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book brings the recipes from Route 66 so it has a different take than giving history. This would be a great book to add to a collection for Route 66 memorabilia."
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    #8Parallel Roads: Lost on Route 66

    Parallel Roads: Lost on Route 66

    Parallel Roads: Lost on Route 66 is a historical mystery book written by Dennis Higgins, first published in 2011. Set in 1946, it tells the story of Katherine Callahan, who disappeared while traversing route 66.


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    Heather Watkins
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "When the spring of 1946 comes, Katherine Callahan decides to leave her loving husband and newborn baby so that she may embark upon an unknowingly tragic journey across the famous American highway from Chicago to her sister’s home in Burbank. She never does arrive. Fast forward into the present, Kevin Callahan, Katherine’s grandson, along with his best friend Cheryl Bachman, traces his grandmother’s steps along the now decommissioned road to uncover the mystery surrounding her disappearance. They are armed with only a handful of postcards from Katherine and a Victorian secret code involving postage stamps surrounding a mysterious man from her past. This, along with Cheryl’s detective skills and an unusual, paranormal connection between Kevin and his grandmother transcending time itself, bring them closer to the truth as their lives merge in 1946."
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    #9The Great American Bunion Derby

    The Great American Bunion Derby

    The Great American Bunion Derby is a non-fiction book written by Molly Levite Griffis. First published in 2003, it tells the story of the Andy Payne Memorial Marathon, a continental foot race that tests the endurance of the racers.


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    Dylan Price
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I am intrigued by this biography of Andrew Hartley Payne which focuses on his participation in the 1928 International Trans-Continental Foot Race, in which he won the title of "The Best Long Distance Runner in the World." I think its a steal at 3.65"
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    #10A Life Naive

    A Life Naive
    A Life Naive is a historical novel by Oliver Philipps, first published in 2017. Set in 1962, it tells the story of Hershel Lawson and the road trip he took after his grandmother's death, traveling across the picturesque Route 66.

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    Doris Rodriguez
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I loved this book. I love the sense of adventure; venturing out on your own and finding yourself. This book does just that. The storyline is quite addictive and it was hard to put the book down. I love the characters in the book and their development. I love the forming friendship of Sally and Hershel. It's distant but fun in the beginning but grows as you travel their journey with them. This book is a great read. It's fun, enlightening and well written overall. "
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    #11Bunion Derby

    Bunion Derby

    Bunion Derby: The 1928 Footrace Across America is a nonfiction historical sports and fitness book written by Charles B. Kastner. It was published October 15, 2007 by University of New Mexico Press.


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    Christine Anderson
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This is a awesome book that I enjoyed reading due to the characters and how the writing was done. It was perfect and it's one of the better books I've read."


Best What are the best books about Route 66
1Greetings from Route 66Books 43 Paid
2Route 66: The Highway and Its PeopleBooks 38 Paid
3The Grapes of WrathBooks 35 Paid
4Route 66: The Mother RoadBooks 34 Paid
5Billy Connolly's Route 66Books 32 Paid
6Route 66 BackroadsBooks 30 Paid
7The Route 66 CookbookBooks 28 Paid
8Parallel Roads: Lost on Route 66Books 26 Paid
9The Great American Bunion DerbyBooks 24 Paid
10A Life NaiveBooks 20 Paid

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