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Title Author ISBN  
Car Hops and Curb Service Jim Heimann 0811811158 More info
Diners John Baeder 0810926113 More info
Diners of the North Shore Gary Thomas 0738510718 More info
(A) Directory of Diners (3rd edition) Mario Monti 1418480169 More info
Fast Food J. Jakle, K. Sculle 0801861098 More info
Fun Along the Road John Margolies 0821223518 More info
Highway: America’s Endless Dream B. Polster, P. Patton 1556706049 More info
Home Away from Home John Margolies 0821221620 More info
Hometown Diners Robert O. Williams 0810941554 More info
Jersey Diners Peter Genovese 0813523508 More info
Lost Diners and Roadside Restaurants of New England and New York Will Anderson 1893804011 More info
Mid-Atlantic Roadside Delights Will Anderson 0960105646 More info
Motel America Andrew & Jenny Wood 1888054913 More info
Orange Roofs, Golden Arches Philip Langdon 0394741293 More info
Plates + Dishes: The Food and Faces of the Roadside Diner Stephan Schacher 1568985053 More info
Roadsides: Images of the American Landscape K. Povo, B. Johansen 0974186031 More info
Route 28: A Mile-by-Mile Guide to New York’s Adventure Route Rob Scharpf 0966342607 More info
Route 66: The Mother Road Michael Wallis 0312082851 More info
The American Diner Michael Karl Witzel 0760301107 More info
The American Drive-In Michael Karl Witzel 0879389192 More info
The American Gasoline Station Michael Karl Witzel 0879385944 More info
The Great American Road Trip: US 1 Maine to Florida Peter Genovese 0813527414 More info
The Worcester Lunch Car Company Richard J. S. Gutman 0738535834 More info
Where Have You Gone, Starlight Cafe? Will Anderson 0960105697 More info