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Paperback Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia Book

ISBN: 1595800344

ISBN13: 9781595800343

Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia

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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...

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I am the author of the Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia, and, at the risk of sounding defensive, I really must respond to the previous review so that future readers are not deceived and will get useful information here to make informed decisions: 1. The reviewer is correct in stating that there is no index. However, since the main body of the book is an ALPHABETIZED listing of terms and definitions, an index would be mostly redundant. Does your dictionary have an index? 2. The criteria for including topic entries may be obscure, but that's really the point--a Route 66 novice NEEDS an experienced hand to guide him in his quest. As stated in my preface, I've spent many years exploring and otherwise learning about Route 66, and this book is a compilation of the many things a budding Mother Roader should know about, some of them a trifle obscure, but all worth knowing, according to MY EXPERIENCE. If the reviewer thinks "many seemingly important pieces of information don't make the cut," then (a) perhaps they only SEEM important superficially, and (b) what's stopping our friendly reviewer from writing his own compilation? 3. On this the reviewer is confused, and it's partially my fault. The points of interest he refers to on the strip maps are actually somewhat whimsical mock-decals of my own invention, and the titles on some of those "decals" do not appear as defined terms. But I think most readers will readily comprehend that the decal that says DWIGHT ILLINOIS and AMERICA'S MAIN STREET is not intended to refer to any one landmark, and so does not warrant a unique entry--to cite just one example. 4. Finally, the reviewer says, "if you're looking for a Route 66 guide," he'd recommend something else. Again, as with #1 above, I agree. Anyone looking for a "guide" should look for something that has "guide" in the title. This book was never intended as a tool for determining where to make your next left-hand turn--other authors have already provided those tools. The Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia is very good at what it purports to do: provide quick, pithy access to the type of information one needs to know to hold one's own when chatting with veteran roadies, and perhaps even settling a friendly bet or two. Happy Travels!
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