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.
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The next time you eat in a diner, thank Richard J. S. Gutman for the experience.(Wall Street Journal)
Stuffed with facts and photos, including pictures of old menus, advertising and blueprints. Two directories in the back provide information on diner manufacturers and list, state by state, 1,400 operating diners.(Chicago Tribune)
A great guide.(Los Angeles Times)
Diners are quintessential Americana, and Mr. Gutman offers a comprehensive view from their humble beginning to their heyday, decline, and revival.(Baltimore Sun)
The Bible, the Torah, and the Koran of diner lore, all in one handy volume.(Hartford Courant)
A welcome revised and expanded edition of Richard Gutman's now classic American Diner..(SCA Journal)
Beautifully illustrated, generously designed, and very well written.(The Flying Lady) Book Description:
A tour de force of American diners, including a comprehensive list of diners across the country
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