Here is the report done by member Roberta:
U.S. Roads and Highways: August 2016
The Old Post Road: The Story Of The Boston Post Road Holbrook Stewart H. 1962. First Edition; Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Published @$6.95 ; American Trails Series; Drawings; 8vo; 373 pages . 1962. McGraw-Hill Book Company US
"American Trails Series" edited by Jay Monaghan - which consisted of only three Bobbs-Merrill titles in 1947 and 1948, (The Wilderness Road, The Overland Trail, The National Road) with McGraw-Hill resuming the series in 1962.
The Wilderness Road; The American Trails Series Kincaid Robert L. edited by Jay Monaghan Bobbs-Merrill, 1947. First edition, as stated. Hardcover. The first volume in the American Trails Series. A half-inch of the corners of the first two pages missing. In a bright and unclipped dust jacket, with a bit of soiling to the back panel. [1955, 1966, 1973, 2010 reprints]
The Overland Trail American Trails series Monaghan Jay Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1947. First printing. Hardcover.
The National Road Jordan Philip D.; Introduction by Jay Monaghan Indianapolis, Indiana: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1948. Photo illustrated. Endpaper maps. Chapter notes. Bibliographical notes. Index. "First Edition" is so stated on the copyright page. The history of the National Road, stretching from Washington to St Louis, the entire story presented in the context of its geographical, economic, social, and political aspects. A volume in the American Trails series, edited by Jay Monaghan. . First Edition. Hardcover. Red cloth, gilt/No Dust Jacket. 8vo. 442pp.
THE ROADS THAT BUILT AMERICA : The Incredible Story of the US. Interstate System McNichol Dan Barnes & Noble, 2003. 255pp. Hardback with DJ, references, index, b&w and color photos, maps, The history of the United States Interstate System, . First Printing. Hard Cover.
The Lincoln Highway Coast to Coast from Times Square to the Golden Gate Wallis Michael & Williamson Michael S W. W. Norton, 2007. A nostalgic look back at a bygone era and the nation's first transcontinental highway. With text and hundreds of new and rare photographs the reader is guided across the true spine of the country, the Lincoln Highway, with its the vintage diners, Art Deco landmarks, and funky roadside attractions, and its cities, towns, and people. 11" by 9", 293 pages.
Lincoln Highway: Main Street Across America Hokanson, Drake 1988 1st Edition Hardcover U. Iowa (1988), 159 pp.
Mother Road GARLOCK, DOROTHY Route 66 1; 1.3 x 9.22 x 6.3 Inches; 416 pages. Pub by Warner Books, 2003. Blue Highways-a Journey Into America Heat-Moon, William Least Little Brown 1982 1st Edition Hard Cover Ve
American Trails Series
The Wilderness road by Robert L. Kincaid 1
The Overland Trail by Jay Monaghan 2
The National Road by Philip D. Jordan 3
The Devil's Backbone: the Story of the Natchez Trace by Jonathan Daniels 4
The Old Post Road: The Story of the Boston Post Road by Stewart H. Holbrook 5
The Golden Road by Jr. Felix Riesenberg 6
The California Trail: An Epic With Many Heroes by George R. Stewart 7
Westward Vision; The Oregon Trail by David Lavender 8
Doomed Road of Empire : The Spanish Trail of Conquest by Hodding Carter 9
The Gathering of Zion: The Story of the Mormon Trail by Wallace Stegner #10
The Great North Trail by Dan Cushman #11
The El Dorado Trail by Ferol Egan #12
The Bloody Bozeman by Dorothy M. Johnson #13
The Great Wagon Road by Parke Rouse #14
Siskiyou Trail: The Hudson's Bay Company route to California (The American trail series) by Richard H. Dillon #15
Crooked Road: The Story of the Alaska Highway by David A. Remley #16
The Long Trail: How Cowboys & Longhorns Opened the West by Gardner Soule #17
Winner Take All: The Trans-Canada Canoe Trail by David Lavender #18
The Lincoln Highway
Recommendations: (from Library Thing)
- The Humboldt: Highroad of the West by Dale Lowell Morgan (1943)
- Same series: The Powder River: Let 'er Buck, The Colorado (Rivers of America)
- Forty-Niners by Archer Butler Hulbert (1931)
- The Plains Across: The Overland Emigrants and the Trans-Mississippi West, 1840-60 by John D. Unruh (1979)
- The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience by J. S. Holliday (1981)
- Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails by Frank McLynn (2002)
- Across the Wide Missouri by Bernard DeVoto (1947)
- Trails West by National Geographic (1979)
- The Beaver Men: Spearheads of Empire by Mari Sandoz (1964)
- Same series: The Buffalo Hunters: The Story of the Hide Men, The Cattlemen: From the Rio Grande across the Far Marias (American Procession Series)
- Bent's Fort by David Lavender (1954)
- The Great Salt Lake by Dale Lowell Morgan (1947)
- Same series: Lake Huron (American Lakes Series)
- Handcarts to Zion: The Story of a Unique Western Migration, 1856-1860 by LeRoy R. Hafen (1960)
- Wah-to-yah by Lewis Hector Garrard (1927)
- The Vigilantes of Montana by Thomas J. Dimsdale (1915)
- The Prairie Traveler by Randolph Barnes Marcy (1859)
- The Santa Fe Trail by R. L. Duffus (1930)
And this is the one done by Member Carla:
Transportation - Motorcycles
The Impossible Collection of Motorcycles Book: The 100 Most Coveted Motorcycles of the Twentieth Centery by Ian Berry and Nicolas Stecher; Assouline Publishing 2013 Boxed edition. It is 172 pages with 150 illustrations. It is a collection of the 100 most exceptional bikes of the twentieth century. It is a deluxe volume; limited edition in a beautiful black rubber clamshell box with a cutout metal plate.
Indian Four Motorcycles by Jerry Hatfield; Motorbooks International 1998 paperback. Fast, expensive, and comfortable, the Four was an icon of affluence and performance during it's 15-year production span from 1927 to 1942. This color history makes extensive use of all-new color photos of restored Fours, along with black & white archival shots, to chronicle the design, evolution, and production of this much-revered motorcycle.
Motorcycle Dynamics by Vittore Cossalter; Race Dynamics Inc. 2002 Hardback. This book presents the theory of motorcycle dynamics. It is a technical book for the engineer, student, or technically/mathematically inclined motorcycle enthusiast. Motorcycle Dynamics offers a wealth of information compiled from the most up-to-date research into the behavior and performance of motorcycles. The structure of the book and the abundant graphs assist in understanding an exceptionally complicated subject.
Bike Riders by Danny Lyon; Macmillan, 1969 Hardback. One of the most iconic American photo books of the sixties. For this project, Lyon photographed and ultimately joined the Chicago Outlaws, a motorcycle racing club more interested in the emerging American biker culture than in winning on the track. Interestingly, some o fthe images in the book were originally shot in color, but financial limitations of the publisher necessitated publishing in black and white.
The Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey around South America by Ernesto Che Guevara; Verso, London 1995 Hardback. Translated by Ann Wright. Che's own account of a motorcycle tour he took with a close friend. This is the story of that remarkable journey, eight years before the Cuban revolution, in Che's own words, and illustrated with rare contemporary photographs. For Che it was a formative experience, and amidst the humor and pathos of the tale, there are moving examples of his idealism and his solidarity with the poor and oppressed. But it is far from being the diary of a militant and sometimes very far from being 'politically correct'.
And finally the report that was done by me:
Transportation – Ships
As we are focused on transportation, I have limited my research to non-military craft. From my searches online, it seems to me that the most sought after and expensive books deal not in identifying different types of ships, but those that were written by someone that has either survived a disaster at sea or taken a voyage. I have collected here the five most interesting books on the subject I could find.
-The Marvels of the Ship the story of the development of the ship from the earliest times Edward Keble Chatterton 1921 Seeley, Service & Co.
A vivid picture of the gradual growth of the evolution of ships from the days of her crude beginnings and limited utility to the time of publication where she had become so essential a feature of life at that time.
-Titantic and Other Ships by Commander Charles Herbert Lightoller (most senior officer to survive Titantic) This book details the wildly adventurous career of Titanic officer Charles Herbert Lightoller. After surviving the Titanic disaster, Lightoller went on to command a torpedo boat in the Nore Defence Flotilla, and two destroyers of the Dover Patrol. A first-hand account, giving a vivid picture of how the "gentlemen of the other firm" felt towards the U-boats. Lightoller sank Werner Fürbringer's UB-110, and it is interesting to compare his account of their encounter with the one in Fips.
-Voyage Pittoresque de la Grèce by Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier - Published in three volumes from 1782 to 1822, a “Scenic trip to Greece” was written over several journeys when de Choiseul-Gouffier was the French ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, which controlled Greece at that time. The three volumes contain 285 engravings on 166 plates as well as numerous maps.
-Voyage de La Pérouse autour du Monde by Jean-François de Galaup - Published in 1798 by Plassan, this second edition set contains four octavo volumes and one atlas folio. They detail the journeys of explorer Jean-François de Galaup who was appointed by Louis XVI to lead an expedition around the world; and more specifically to complete and correct the Pacific maps of James Cook.
-Sailing Alone Around the World by Joshua Slocum 1900
Challenged by an expert who said it couldn't be done, Joshua Slocum, a New England sea captain, set out in April of 1895 to prove that a man could sail alone around the world. 46,000 miles and a little over 3 years later, the proof was complete: Captain Slocum had performed the epic "first" single-handedly in a trusty 34-foot sloop called the "Spray." This is Slocum's own account of his remarkable adventures during the historic voyage.
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