MEET MICHAEL WALLIS, HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR OF
ROUTE 66: THE MOTHER ROAD
Sunday, July 17, 2016
1 p.m. Book Signing
2 p.m. Talk
Michael Wallis is a gifted storyteller, historian, and New York Times best- selling author, publishing 18 books on popular western historical topics from Billy the Kid to Route 66. His work has also been published extensively in magazines and newspapers, including Time, Life, People, Smithsonian, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Michael has been nominated three times for the Pulitzer Prize and was also a nominee for the National Book Award. He served as a consultant to Pixar Studios in the development of the animated feature film Cars and was also the voice of the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in the movie.
Route 66: The Mother Road was written for the 75th anniversary of Route 66. To write the book, Wallis hit the road, visiting people and places that made the mother road an American icon and uncovering new treasures. The book is credited with sparking the resurgence of interest in the highway.
Book available for purchase in the Museum Store: $23.99 +tax