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American diner then and now / Richard J.S. Gutman.

Gutman, Richard. (Author). Gutman, Richard. American diner. (Added Author). Johns Hopkins University. Press, (publisher.).
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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 647.9573 GUT (Text) 31951004291636 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0801865360
  • Physical Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 x 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Previously published: New York : Harper Collins, 1993 as a revised and expanded edition of: American diner. 1st edition c1979.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The diner's humble beginnings -- T. H. Buckley, the "Original Lunch Wagon King" -- Wagons abound -- The big three -- A diner-a-day -- The story of a diner: Casey's -- Diners on the move -- "Ladies invited" Or were they? -- Diners survive the crash -- Little diners -- The golden age of the diner -- Homemade diners -- A place to take the kids -- The story of a diner: The Mayfair -- When stainless steel lost its shine -- The story of a diner: Victoria Dining -- New faces on old places -- Yes, there are still diner builders -- The story of a diner: The Lyndos -- The diner is rediscovered.
Summary, etc.:
From the first diner in 1872 to the "rediscovery" of diners in the 1990s, Richard J. S. Gutman's American Diner Then and Now covers the history, architecture, menus, and the appeal of this uniquely American creation. With 275 photographs in color and black and white, this book is the landmark work on its subject, a revised and expanded edition of Gutman's classic American Diner--the book, published in 1979, that inspired people to buy, restore, and reopen diners across the country. This edition includes a state-by-state directory, "Where the diners are," listing locations for currently operating diners.
Subject: Diners (Restaurants) > United States.

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