Home > Books
Sort By:
Page of 1
Route 66 Sightings by Jerry McClanahan, Jim Ross, and Shellee Graham
A collection of photos and stories from famed Route 66 authors/historians/photographers Jerry McClanahan, Jim Ross and Shellee Graham. "Spend a few moments with this handsome book and you'll realize you're holding a masterpiece of travel literature. Stunning images coupled with the eloquent text create a potent one-two punch that make this book an instant open road classic." -Michael Wallis
The Route 66 Encyclopedia by Jim Hinckley
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.
Images of 66- An Interactive Photographic Journey Along the Length of The Mother Road by David Wickline
Enjoy the first volume of this book duo with over 2,100 digital images of the aging icons and relics remaining. This book is an informational and educational guide to literally hundreds of mom and pop establishments, roadside attractions, historic landmarks and relics located along the intricate maze of historic Route 66 alignments.
Images of 66 Volume 2: Digging Deeper Along the Length of Historic Route 66 by David Wickline
Enjoy Vol 2 of this book duo with over 2,100 digital images of the aging icons and relics remaining. This book is an informational and educational guide to literally hundreds of mom and pop establishments, roadside attractions, historic landmarks and relics located along the intricate maze of historic Route 66 alignments.
Route 66: The Mother Road 75th Anniversary Edition by Michael Wallis
America's Main Street is celebration, Michael Wallis hit the road again, revisiting people and
places that made the Mother Road on American icon, and uncovering new treasures. A love
letter and a tribute, Route 66: The Mother Road takes us on an unforgettable journey through
the secret corners and hidden towns of America's most famous and beloved highway.
Route 66: The Highway and Its People by Quinta Scott & Susan Croce Kelly
U.S. Highway 66 was always different from other roads. During the decades it served American travelers, Route 66 became the subject of a world-famous novel, an Oscar-winning film, a hit song, and a long running television program. The 2,000 mile concrete slab also became a seven-year obsession for Susan Croce Kelly and Quinta Scott. They traveled Route 66, photographing buildings, knocking on doors, and interviewing the people who had built the buildings and run the businesses along the highway. Drawing on the oral tradition of those rural Americans who populated the edge of old Route 66, Scott and Kelly have pieced together the story of a highway that was conceived in Tulsa, Oklahoma; linked Chicago to Los Angeles; and played a role in the great social changes of the early twentieth century.

Using the words of the people themselves and documents they left behind, Kelly describes the life changes of Route 66 from the dirt-and-gravel days until the time when new technology and different life-styles decreed that it be abandoned to the small towns it had nurtured over the course of thirty years.

Scott's photographic essay shows the faces of those 66 people and gives a feeling of what can be seen along the old highway today, from the seminal highway architecture to the grainfields of the Illinois prairie, the windbent trees of western Oklahoma, the emptiness of New Mexico, and the bustling pier where the highway ends on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Route 66 uses oral history and photography as the basis for a human study of this country's most famous road. Historic times, dates, places, and events are described in the words of men and women who were there: driving the highway, cooking hamburgers, creating pottery, and pumping gas. As much as the concrete, gravel, and tar spread in a sweeping arc from Chicago to Santa Monica, those people are Route 66. Their stories and portraits are the biography of the highway.
Ghost Towns of Route 66 by Jim Hinckley & Kerrick James
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. Illustrated with gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography, this book tours dozens of ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!
Route 66: EZ66 Guide for Travelers, 4th Edition by Jerry McClanahan
The EZ66 GUIDES were developed by noted Route 66 historian, Jerry McClanahan and The National Historic Route 66 Federation to make it as EZ as possible for travelers to find and follow the various alignments of Route 66. The guides have been used by thousands from around the world. The 200 page, 5 1/2' x 8 1/2' guide is spiral bound, to make it EZ to use while traveling. It includes EZ to use maps you can follow going EAST or WEST. The guide also includes attractions, games and historic details. This second edition makes an excellent traveling companion with the Route 66 Dining & Lodging Guide.
Route 66: Traveler's Guide and Roadside Companion by Tom Snyder
Author Tom Snyder was an early advocate of a Route 66 revival and his 1990 Route 66 Traveler’s Guide & Roadside Companion for St. Martin’s Press was the first guidebook to the old road written in more than forty years, as well as the first to map the route since its decertification in 1985. He lives on the West Coast, dividing his time among British Columbia, Washington, and California.
Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series by Jim Ross & Jerry McClanahan
Newly updated! Includes reverse driving directions (west-to-east). This is the 2006 Edition of the original, acclaimed Route 66 Map Series by Mother Road historians Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross. In print continuously since 1994, the Route 66 Map Series remains the #1 choice for roadies worldwide when it comes to functionality and precise, accurate, turn-by-turn driving directions. Designed for today’s tourists, this packaged set of eight roadmaps, one for each Route 66 state, provides an easy to follow “through route” aimed at keeping you on track and maximizing your Mother Road experience. Designed with a “treasure map” theme and generously illustrated with original art, points of interest and historical text, the Route 66 Map Series is the most trusted guide material available and the only “must have” you will need as you explore America’s legendary highway, regardless of where you begin or what direction you travel.