- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (October 13, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801865360
- ISBN-13: 978-0801865367
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,141,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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American Diner Then and Now Paperback – October 13, 2000
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"The next time you eat in a diner, thank Richard J. S. Gutman for the experience."(Wall Street Journal)
"Stuffed with facts and photos, including pictures of old menus, advertising and blueprints. Two directories in the back provide information on diner manufacturers and list, state by state, 1,400 operating diners."(Chicago Tribune)
"A great guide."(Los Angeles Times)
"Diners are quintessential Americana, and Mr. Gutman offers a comprehensive view from their humble beginning to their heyday, decline, and revival."(Baltimore Sun)
"The Bible, the Torah, and the Koran of diner lore, all in one handy volume."(Hartford Courant)
"A welcome revised and expanded edition of Richard Gutman's now classic American Diner.."(SCA Journal)
"Beautifully illustrated, generously designed, and very well written."(The Flying Lady)
About the Author
Richard J. S. Gutman, known as "The Dinerman," is regularly consulted by diner manufacturers, owners and restorers, museums, and curators of popular culture collections. He lives in West Roxbury, Massachusetts.
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Also what I like about this Book is their listing of at least
MOST of the Diner Builders from the past & present.
For I plan to very soon put up a Diner like that at my own
Home City & it gave me some tips & pointers on what a Diner should be & not to be.