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By David King Dunaway

ISBN-10: 0292726600

ISBN-13: 9780292726604

Even prior to there has been a highway, there has been a path. Buffalo trails, Indian paths, the outdated Santa Fe trace—all led around the nice Plains and the western mountains to the golden oasis of California. America’s insatiable westering urge culminated in direction sixty six, the street that ran from Chicago to l. a.. Opened in 1926, direction sixty six grew to become the indispensable American street. It provided the opportunity for freedom and a greater existence, even if you have been down-and-out Okies fleeing the airborne dirt and dust Bowl within the Thirties or cool men cruising in a Corvette within the Sixties. even if the interstates some time past became path sixty six right into a bylane, it nonetheless attracts tourists from worldwide who lengthy to adventure the liberty of the open road.

A direction sixty six Companion gathers fiction, poetry, memoir, and oral historical past to offer a literary ancient portrait of America’s so much storied street. From money owed of pioneering journeys around the western plains to a sci-fi fable of touring path sixty six in a rocket, listed below are tales that discover the mystique of the open street, instructed by way of grasp storytellers starting from Washington Irving to Raymond Chandler, Joan Didion, Sylvia Plath, Leslie Marmon Silko, and John Steinbeck. Interspersed between them are memories that, for the 1st time, honor the various cultures—Native American, Mexican American, and African American, in addition to Anglo—whose reviews run during the path sixty six tale just like the stripe down the street. So placed the head down, set the cruise regulate, and “make that California journey” with A path sixty six Companion.

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