Condition: Covers show some light shelf wear. Front cover slightly curled.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: From Wikipedia:
"U.S. Route 40 or U.S. Highway 40 (US 40), also known as the Main Street of America, is a major east-west United States Highway traveling across the United States from the Mountain States to the Mid-Atlantic States. As with most routes whose numbers end in a zero, US 40 once traversed the entire United States. It is one of the first U.S. Highways created in 1926 and its original termini were in San Francisco, California and Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the western United States, US 40 was functionally replaced by Interstate 80 (I-80), resulting in the route being truncated multiple times. US 40 currently ends at a junction with I-80 in Silver Summit, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City."
The function of this book was to update U.S. 40 by George R. Stewart first published in 1953 by comparing many of the sites from the 1953 book with how they looked in the early 1980s. The book contains photographs from the 1953 book with photos of the same spot taken in the early 1980s which show how much has changed in 30 years. Indexed.