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Route 66: Traveler's Guide and Roadside Companion Paperback – March 17, 2000
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Snyder's book is a fun read and quite helpful for planning a Route 66 drive. But once you're on the road, BY FAR the most useful navigational aid is Bob Moore and Patrick Grauwels' *The Illustrated Guidebook to the Mother Road*, which unlike Snyder's book provides turn-by-turn directions and mileage.
The directions, as far as they go, are accurate, and the maps (all from the Auto Club of Southern California) are serviceable but small. Snyder's narration of the drive is easy to read, he points out various attractions and areas of interest along the way, and the route is easy to follow. This doesn't mean you won't need any other maps; every roadie would benefit from Bob Moore's set of maps and directions.
Also, Snyder presents the route in its east-west direction only; someone following the route from west to east can do so, but other books will serve far better.
Snyder's Roadside Companion of stories from the road are interesting and well worth reading in your motel before going to sleep before another day on the road.
The ardent roadie will find both information and a lot of love for the Road in Snyder's book, and it is highly recommended.
However, this book is still an interesting read, and I don't regret buying it, and would recommend it. (though not as a guidebook for your Route 66 trip)