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.
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!
Through the stories of one of Canada's most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.
After being dumped by her husband and finding out her sister Lindsay is pregnant, Natalie and Lindsay take to the road to clear their heads, but the trip could take a bad turn when Lindsay's boyfriend starts stalking them.
Turning the self-help genre on its head, this humorous, tongue-in-cheek guidebook satirizes modern culture as it teaches how best to self-loathe. Beginning with the basics of self-loathing, readers learn to loathe everything about themselves—including body, hair, and character—while also covering such topics as self-loathing in sex, dating, fashion, the workplace, and even death. With unwelcome insights and light-hearted abjection, this invaluable resource features quizzes, sidebars, and appendices to aid the ardent beginner in becoming truly proficient in the art of self-loathing.
Blending fact with fiction and written in diary form, this unique biography of Shakespeare encapsulates his life like never before—from his views on daily events to vivid impressions of the Elizabethan era and his role within such a world. Delightfully whimsical, this distinctive life story provides answers to questions such as What was Shakespeare thinking while he wrote Hamlet? What did he and Ben Jonson talk about when they were having a drink together? and What might Shakespeare have said to the formidable Elizabeth I? Incorporating fragments of lines and phrases from The Bard’s plays and poems along with fascinating endnotes, this portrait will seize readers with its fresh, offbeat approach to the man and his work.
A celebration of the 1960s, this encyclopedia profiles the 250 most interesting personalities who significantly changed popular culture, including musicians, actors, directors, artists, athletes, politicians, writers, and astronauts. Sidebars provide a trip down memory lane with lists including the top movies, television shows, cars, Bond girls, Playmates, concerts, and cameos in beach movies, plus a running calendar of "what happened on this date" that lines the margin of each page for a day-by-day review of the most influential decade of the 20th century.
Including follow-up interviews which track contributors' lives since 9/11, as well as never-before-published photographs, this expanded second edition of a literary time capsule preserves a monumental tragedy in American history through the voices of thepeople who were in Lower Manhattan and elsewhere in New York at the time of the attack. The diverse stories chronicled here include a small group of people who made it safely down from the 89th floor of Tower 1, a paramedic who set up a triage area 200 yards from the base of the towers before they collapsed, and ordinary citizens trying to get on with their lives in the days following the tragic event. Voices represented include police, firefighters, paramedics, reporters, volunteers, eyewitnesses, the bereaved of 9/11, World Trade Center structural engineers, political experts, political dissidents, and children who witnessed the events.--From publisher description.
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.