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Go The Greyhound Way: The Romance of the Road Paperback – October 1, 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Enthusiast Books (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583882464
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583882467
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.3 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #645,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

An avid reader and researcher, Robert Gabrick, became interested in trucks and all things mechanical in early childhood. Since then Mr. Gabrick went on to become a history teacher, researcher, and writer. He has been awarded 26 separate fellowships and grants for his historical research and papers. About his current truck research, Mr. Gabrick said, “The subject is really about history...it is important to preserve the history of these topics.” His latest books on Autocar and Freightliner have earned him the well deserved nickname, "The Caption King" for his well-researched, informative captions.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robin Benson on January 15, 2010
Format: Paperback
I've always had a soft spot for Greyhound ever since the mid-sixties when I made a seventy-eight hour trip from San Francisco to New York in the same seat on the same Scenicruiser. Well, I left the driving to them and saw America close-up...and it was great! Since then I've acquired several books about the hound and Gabrick's book is probably better than most because it covers the whole history of the company in words and illustrations.

The format of the book makes it really an extended series of very long captions linked together. Virtually ever page has a picture which is keyed into the text in a rather inelegant style: (fig.23) for example and set in bold type, so all the pictures have Fig. and the number plus also a few words. If it had to be done this way the abbreviated Figure to Fig, in the text could have been dropped without any loss of comprehension, just use a bold number for image and text.

Gabrick covers the Greyhound story with heavy use of cuttings from city papers (who basically reprinted company PR material) plus trade and business magazines. He also digs up some fascinating details: in 1947 Greyhound established a resort on the Florida Keys or a picture of the sheet music to `Love on a Greyhound bus' from the movie `No leave, no love' (it was also a hit for the Campus Kids in 1946).

I thought the strength of the book and what would most likely appeal to readers are the illustrations, it's a virtual treasure trove of ads, photos and other graphics, some of these, especially the various designer bus renderings, must be quite rare. It is here though that the book shows its weakness because all this wonderful material is handled in a rather amateurish way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gail Rodgers VINE VOICE on April 16, 2010
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I had just read Greyhound by Steffan Piper when I stumbled across this book at my local library. As Greyhound bus rides had been a huge part of my young life and college years, I was happy to take it home to peruse it. I'll be frank, I didn't bother with reading most of the text. What I was after was the pictures and seeing the spots where I had spent so much of my life. I estimate that by the time I was 23 I had ridden close to 60,000 miles on Greyhound buses. They had been part of my life. This book contains many pictures of buses and bus stations including buses with beds--how I wish I had gotten to ride on one of them!

What this book was for me was a memory book and a way to share with my husband some of my early life that I had no written or pictorial record of. What stunned me most and brought me close to tears was seeing the picture of the San Bernardino, California bus stop where many of my adventures started from and a place I thought I would never see again.

For those who have spent many days on a Greyhound bus this book can bring back many memories of some fun times and not so fun times. Lets be real here, three solid days on a bus is absolutely exhausting. And taking a 2 day bus trip home for Christmas break following an exhausting week of final exams in college is even more exhausting. But as the years go by those memories fade and the essence of the trips themselves are what comes back. Making friends, even for a few days is fun and the relationships are so different. You may find yourself chatting for hours off and on throughout the days travel and never know your new friend's name. But that wasn't important, what was important was sharing the experience with others.

I have many memories of the Greyhound Bus Lines and was very happy to find this book to experience those memories more fully. Thanks for the memories!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David A. Norcross on February 2, 2010
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There are many great pictures in this book but people looking for bus and bus opertations history may be disappointed. The narrative is very heavy on advertising strategies and advertising history. On balance, however, a good read for "bus-nuts".
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By James R. Michaud on January 11, 2014
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Good reading, it tells all about the largest bus company in the country and what it was like over the years. I enjoyed it.
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