The Lincoln Highway
Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate
The best-selling author of Route 66 and a Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer celebrate America’s first transcontinental highway in all its neon glory.
It began in 1913 with a glorious new highway that connected the bright lights of Broadway with the foggy shores of San Francisco. It was a magnificent and meandering road that enticed millions of newly motoring Americans to hop in their Model Ts and explore the fading frontier. It was the road of Gettysburg, Pretty Boy Floyd, Notre Dame, the Great Salt Lake, and the Gold Rush Trail. Once a symbol of limitless potential, it has undergone a miraculous revival. With hundreds of rare photographs, this ode to a bygone era guides us across the true spine of the country, exploring vintage diners, Art Deco buildings, and funky roadside attractions—all waiting to be discovered.
- December 2011
- 10.4 × 8.3 in
/ 293 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“With an eye for details and a gift for storytelling, [Wallis] moves just as smoothly between the role of tour guide and yarn spinner as he does between the road's history and its current incarnation.” — Publishers Weekly
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