Launch Event! The Impossible Road Trip: An Unforgettable Journey to Past and Present Roadside Attractions in All 50 States By Eric Dregni

 

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The Impossible Road Trip: An Unforgettable Journey to Past and Present Roadside Attractions in All 50 States  By Eric Dregni 

The great American road trip is back. With its advantages for your health, budget, and the environment, now is the time  to plan the road trip you have always dreamed of taking. 

Following in the great tradition of the mid-century golden age of car travel, join the new wave of road warriors with a targeted itinerary chosen from the 150 roadside attractions explored in this colorful guide. From famous to quirky and covering all  50 states, author Eric Dregni gives you an unprecedented look at the breadth of  roadside attractions in the US, illustrated in part by the photography of architectural critic and photographer John Margolies (1940–2016). Specially  commissioned infographic map illustrations capture the spirit of mid-century  automobile travel. Each site depicted is accompanied by a lively and insightful history and color  imagery. From autumnal New England to the gothic South, from the homey   Midwest to the great expanses of the Desert Southwest, the dizzying heights of the  Rocky Mountains, and the breathtaking Pacific Coast, The Impossible Road Trip encompasses it all:

 • Neon-shrouded motels 

• Mimetic architecture 

• Tourist traps 

• Roadside sculpture 

• And much more 

You'll see sites both famous and esoteric, including the Cardiff Giant in Cooperstown, New York; the five-story Haines  Shoe House in York, Pennsylvania; Solomon's Castle in Florida; the world's largest fish in Hayward, Wisconsin; one of  several Paul Bunyan statues; Bob's Big Boy in Burbank, California; and so many more. 

With The Impossible Road Trip in hand, set out to discover the nation’s oft-overlooked nooks and crannies. 

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ISBN: 9780760370292

 

About The Author:

Eric Dregni is assistant professor of English and journalism at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Ads That Put America on Wheels, Scootermania!, The Scooter Bible, The Life Vespa, Let's Go Bowling!, Zamboni: The  Coolest Machines on Ice, all from Quarto, as well as In Cod We Trust: In Search of the Norwegian Dream and Vikings in the  Attic: In Search of Nordic America, both from the University of Minnesota Press.

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
Next Chapter Booksellers
38 Snelling Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55105
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