The Lincoln Highway
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|Author||: Amor Towles|
|Total Pages||: 592|
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A TODAY Show Read with Jenna Book Club Pick A New York Times Notable Book, and Chosen by Oprah Daily, Time, NPR, The Washington Post and Barack Obama as a Best Book of the Year “Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth.” —The New York Times Book Review “A classic that we will read for years to come.” —Jenna Bush Hager, Read with Jenna book club “A real joyride . . . elegantly constructed and compulsively readable.” – NPR The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York. Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.
|Author||: Brian Butko|
|Publsiher||: Rowman & Littlefield|
|Total Pages||: 288|
Download Greetings from the Lincoln Highway Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
The Lincoln Highway was the first continuous road to connect the coasts, allowing newly motorized Americans to cross the country by car. This book allows readers to travel across 100 years of the highway, from New York City to San Francisco, with stops at historic landmarks, bridges, taverns, movie palaces, diners, gas stations, ice cream stands, tourist cabins, and roadside attractions. Color maps and stories of the highway take readers through 14 states, with excerpts from memoirs and old postcards giving a feel for what early motoring was like--the good, the bad, and the muddy. The book is organized by state, with narrative information on what the original Lincoln Highway crossed through. There are historical tidbits and nostalgic details, along with information on what remains. This book is a useful treasure for travel planning and armchair reading.
|Author||: Jan Shupert-Arick|
|Publsiher||: Arcadia Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 132|
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The Lincoln Highway across Indiana explores Indiana's unique role in Lincoln Highway history and celebrates Indiana's place in early automotive and road-building history. Once known as the "Main Street of America," the Lincoln Highway route was established across northern Indiana in 1913, linking larger cities--Fort Wayne, Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, LaPorte, and Valparaiso--to smaller communities. Most Lincoln Highway towns renamed their main streets Lincolnway in recognition of the nation's first coast-to-coast auto road. When the Lincoln Highway Association shortened the route in 1926, the route linked Fort Wayne to Columbia City, Warsaw, and Plymouth, giving the state two Lincoln Highway routes. From Fort Wayne to the famous Ideal Section, between Dyer and Schererville, Indiana's Lincolnway towns remain proudly connected to Lincoln Highway history. Through vintage photographs, postcards, advertisements, and other historical records, this armchair tour of the highway visits sites favored by early tourists, documents the people and places that made the highway a vital corridor, and celebrates Hoosier Carl Fisher's leadership in the formation of the Lincoln Highway Association, as well as the people who work to preserve its legacy today.
|Author||: David A. Belden|
|Publsiher||: Arcadia Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 128|
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From southern Cook County to the Mississippi River, the Lincoln Highway meanders through many of Chicago’s suburbs before heading west through Illinois’s fertile farmland. America’s first transcontinental highway once stretched nearly 3,400 miles from New York City to San Francisco. The story of the highway’s role in shaping the contemporary American highway system is one that examines the interaction of technology and human spirit. Conceived by entrepreneur Carl G. Fischer in 1912 and endorsed by businessman Henry B. Joy, the idea of creating an automobile-friendly roadway spanning America would soon change the nature of travel in the 20th century. Lincoln Highway in Illinois defines and describes the role of the highway as it zigzags its way across the “Land of Lincoln” and highlights the cities, towns, and rural communities along its route.
|Author||: Amor Towles|
|Publsiher||: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG|
|Total Pages||: 756|
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Nach „Ein Gentleman in Moskau“ der neue Roman von Bestsellerautor Amor Towles: „Eine ausgelassene Road Novel quer durch Amerika.“ Time Im Juni 1954 wird der achtzehnjährige Emmett aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Zuhause in Nebraska wartet sein kleiner Bruder Billy auf ihn. Nach dem Tod des Vaters möchten sie einen Neuanfang in Kalifornien wagen, wo sie ihre verschwundene Mutter vermuten. Alles ist bereit für die Fahrt mit dem 48 Studebaker, doch plötzlich tauchen zwei Freunde aus dem Gefängnis auf. Sie haben allerdings ein anderes Ziel, New York City. So beginnt eine Reise mit den witzigsten und unglaublichsten Begegnungen – Clowns, Landstreicher, arbeitslose Schauspieler, Bettler und besonders gefährliche Pastoren. ‚Lincoln Highway‘ erzählt die ergreifende Odyssee von vier vaterlosen Jungen entlang der ersten Autobahn Amerikas.
A Brief for the Lincoln Highway in Utah and Nevada Addressed to Secretary of Agriculture Washington D C
|Author||: Lincoln Highway Association|
|Total Pages||: 234|
|Genre||: Lincoln Highway|
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|Total Pages||: 536|
Download The Complete Official Road Guide of the Lincoln Highway Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
|Author||: Almon Homer Fuller|
|Total Pages||: 31|
Download Preliminary Impact Studies Skunk River Bridge on the Lincoln Highway Near Ames Iowa Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle