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Burt, Olive W., The National Road: How America's Vision of a Transcontinental Highway Grew Through Three Centuries to Become a Reality, The John Day Company, 1968.

Carvell, Clarence, The National Road . . . A Photographic Journey, Heritage Special Edition, American Literary Press, 2007. (Black and white photographs of the National Road today, including Maryland's "Bank Road" extension between Cumberland and Baltimore.)

Gray, Ralph, "From Sea to Shining Sea," National Geographic, July 1961. (A journey along U.S. 40 from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to San Francisco, California.)

Ierley, Merritt, Traveling the National Road, The Overlook Press, 1990.

Jordan, Philip D., The National Road, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1948.

Raitz, Karl, editor, The National Road, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

Schlereth, Thomas J., U.S. 40: A Roadscape of the American Experience, Indiana Historical Society, 1985.

Schneider, Norris F., The National Road: Main Street of America, The Ohio Historical Society, 1975.

Searight, Thomas B., The Old Pike: A History of the National Road, with Incidents, Accidents, and Anecdotes Thereon, and Bruce, Robert, The National Road, Reprint for the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.

Sky, Theodore, The National Road and the Difficult Path to Sustain National Investment, University of Delaware Press, 2011. (A history of the National Road, its contribution to the history of the country, its decline in the second half of the 19th century and its revival in the 20th century as part of U.S. 40.)

Stewart, George R. U.S. 40: A Cross Section of the United States, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1953 (reprinted by Greenwood Press, 1973).

Vale, Geraldine R. and Thomas R. U.S. 40 Today: Thirty Years of Landscape Change in America, University of Wisconsin Press, 1983.

Vivian, Cassandra, The National Road in Pennsylvania, Arcadia Publishing, 2003 (Historic photos of the National Road in Arcadia's "Images of America" series.)

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