Reviews

Review from Project Muse

Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery by Susan Croce Kelly Project MUSE – Johns Hopkins University “As Susan Croce Kelly shows in Father of Route 66, the road did not create itself. Rather, progressive Tulsa oilman Cyrus “Cy” Avery was a major figure …”
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Chicago Tribune

Rick Kogan, radio interviewer extraordinaire and Tribune Entertainment writer, has written a piece on Cy, me, and Route 66 for the March 23 Tribune. Check it out here: CHICAGO TRIBUNE, March 23, 2016 Read the Chicago Tribune Story. Road trip? Route 66 still holds historical, poetic power Rick Kogan Road trip? This is the time […]
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SLICE, the Magazine of Central Oklahoma

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Lake Area Author Gets Her Kicks on Route 66

Nice piece about me and Cy in the Lake Expo yesterday.  Here it is:  Lake Expo Susan Croce Kelly, known to her friends and neighbors at the Lake as Susan Kirkpatrick, is the author of “Route 66 The Highway and It’s People” and http://lakeexpo.com/community/community_news/susan-croce-kelly/image_ce6812b4-0a70-11e5-8ee4-43e53dffed25.html.  
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"Recommended Reading" in the Decatur, IL TRIBUNE

FATHER OF ROUTE 66  The Story of Cy Avery Reviewed by Larry Cox  (February 25, 2015) Cy Avery was a Tulsa-based oil­ man and real-estate investor. He also was a visionary. Before he cobbled together plans for a national highway that would stretch almost 2,500 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles, travel­ing through most states was […]
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Klute (TX) FACTS

“…Kelly’s book brings both Avery and his times to life in a highly readable manner.” Clute, (TX), THE FACTS, January 11, 2015 http://thefacts.com/living/article_67ea3b1b-cf06-5eea-950e-9e39d49213e6.html  
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Denver Post Review

“The book is a look at the importance of roads to America’s economy and how the system of state and national highways came about.” Read more…
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"Windy City Reviews" review

“Kelly’s highly readable book is far more than a biography of an overlooked yet critical figure. It’s also a story of the times Avery lived through, including westward expansion, changing agricultural practices and the emerging power of oil – characteristics that would go a long way to define 20th century America.” -Windy City Reviews, Read More…
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