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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Fat Book is brilliant
I have just completed my first trip (am I mad enough to do it again ?) along the Mother Road and this book is one of the essentials that you must have with you.

Each night I would use this book to check out what and where we would visit the next day. My Wife and Daughters called this book the 'Little Fat Book' and it was constantly being read and passed around...
Published on 19 Sep 2006 by G. H. Kennedy

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3.0 out of 5 stars Quality??
This little book has loads of information in which should be great when we plan to travel route 66 in 2011 but the book itself is already falling apart - the pages look like they are going to come out which is bad considering we haven't even put it to good use yet - ie reading it during our road trip....
Published on 30 July 2009 by Mrs. A. L. Mayes


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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Fat Book is brilliant, 19 Sep 2006
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G. H. Kennedy (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Travelling Route 66: 2250 Miles of Motoring History from Chicago to L.A. (Paperback)
I have just completed my first trip (am I mad enough to do it again ?) along the Mother Road and this book is one of the essentials that you must have with you.

Each night I would use this book to check out what and where we would visit the next day. My Wife and Daughters called this book the 'Little Fat Book' and it was constantly being read and passed around the car. One simple and brilliant feature is along the top of each page the mileage is printed so it is easy to know where you are and how long until you reach your next stop.

This is a must buy if you are planning your journey and keep it handy in the car too, endless reading for such a compact book.

You'll also need the brilliant set of state maps "Here It Is! The Route 66 Map Series" from amazon.com, a copy of "Route 66: Traveller's Guide and Roadside Companion" and the new 3rd edition of "Route 66 Adventure Handbook" also from amazon.com. For Arizona also pack a copy of "Route 66 Across Arizona"

There are many others but most are too big to take with you.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A big little book of Route 66, 5 Nov 2002
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This review is from: Travelling Route 66: 2250 Miles of Motoring History from Chicago to L.A. (Paperback)
It's small but its got it all. Rather than turn out another normal size book on Route 66 the publishers had the great idea of making it pocket size, four by six inches, landscape and with FOUR-HUNDRED all-colour pages. I predict that this will be the standard book for those who want to make the trip. Each of the eight states that 66 goes through has a chapter, they start with a simple map, comments about landscape and climate, then the text details what to look for along the way, with the help of historical and contemporary photos, a linear map with places and mileage goes across the top of all of these pages.

Between all the route pages are some lovely spreads of Route 66 Americana which repeat themselves throughout the book, Route Food (pages 174-175 has Red-Hot BBQ Beef Ribs) Transport (168-169 has a 1936 Harley-Davidson) Music of the Road (Woody Guthrie on 156-157) and Famous Sites (Wigwam Village, Holbrook, AZ, on 294-295). The books production is excellent, good choice of photos, well laid out pages (a tip of the hat to designer Phillip Clucas) with colourful graphics behind the text on most of them. The back has a book list, useful resources guide (including websites) and index.

I recently reviewed 'The Final Cut Route 66' by German photographer Gerd Kittel. Eighty-three wonderful photographs of what he saw along 66 and I think it is the perfect book to complement Nick Freeth's travelogue. Kittel has the knack of producing really good colour in his photos. Both books do justice to a unique and fascinating bit of America.
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5.0 out of 5 stars must have!, 25 Nov 2009
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This review is from: Travelling Route 66: 2250 Miles of Motoring History from Chicago to L.A. (Paperback)
i rode the entire of route 66 this year, and this is a must have book! the mileage helped me plan each day, and things to see. very easy size to carry, and very informative.
on a personal thing i didn't like the fact it had some attractions to see which were miles off route 66, but this may be down to me riding to a timescale, or that there is not that many sites to see on 66. however i do appreciate if you had more time to see the sites then this would help greatly and remove the need for a seperate guide book. must have book in planning and doing 66, cannot recommend it enough!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quality??, 30 July 2009
This review is from: Travelling Route 66: 2250 Miles of Motoring History from Chicago to L.A. (Paperback)
This little book has loads of information in which should be great when we plan to travel route 66 in 2011 but the book itself is already falling apart - the pages look like they are going to come out which is bad considering we haven't even put it to good use yet - ie reading it during our road trip....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Handy Little Book, 2 Oct 2014
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It was a very handy book to have with you to help you find the highlights of Route 66
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