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Author Event: “The Impossible Road Trip” with Eric Dregni

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Author Eric Dregni will discuss his book, The Impossible Road Trip: An Unforgettable Journey to Past and Present Roadside Attractions in All 50 States, at the Coronado Public Library on Saturday, January 15 at 11 am. This event is free, for all ages, and open to the public.

In his new book, The Impossible Road Trip, Eric Dregni gives readers an unprecedented look at the breadth of roadside attractions in the U.S., illustrated in part by the photography of architectural critic and photographer John Margolies (1940–2016). Specially commissioned infographic map illustrations capture the spirit of mid-century automobile travel.

From autumnal New England to the gothic South, from the homey Midwest to the great expanses of the Desert Southwest, the dizzying heights of the Rocky Mountains, and the breathtaking Pacific Coast, The Impossible Road Trip encompasses it all. This book is your ultimate look back at America’s most famous -and quirkiest- roadside attractions, past and present.

Eric Dregni is assistant professor of English and journalism at Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Ads That Put America on Wheels, Scootermania!, The Scooter Bible, The Life Vespa, Let’s Go Bowling!Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice, In Cod We Trust: In Search of the Norwegian Dream and Vikings in the Attic: In Search of Nordic America.

Details

Date:
January 15
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST
Event Category:
https://coronado.librarycalendar.com/events/author-event-impossible-road-trip-eric-dregni

Venue

Coronado Public Library
640 Orange Ave
Coronado,CA92118United States
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Phone:
619-522-7390
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