From pristine prairies and red rock mountains to the glittering Pacific, this fabled highway has beckoned everyone from Dust Bowl escapees to 1950s vacationers. Route 66 is lined with the history of those seeking a better life, whose stamina, perseverance, and imagination made it an American icon. Their stories are threaded throughout this book, amid the colorful characters and cultural curiosities that embody the Mother Road today.

This book gives you everything you need to get your kicks on Route 66:
Follow turn by turn directions to connect with the historic highway and learn where to get off the route for worthwhile excursions. Experience roadside attractions, outsider art, and kitsch masterpieces. Wander transcendent landscapes like Acoma Pueblo, the Grand Canyon, and Joshua Tree. Meet the trailblazing women who defined Route 66 for generations to come and discover the untold stories of the Green Book, which enabled African Americans to travel west safely.