“On The Road” Via Google Maps

“The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream,” wrote Jack Kerouac (pictured), in “On the Road.” “Head northwest on W 47th St toward 7th Ave. Take the 1st left onto 7th Ave. Turn right onto W 39th St,” writes Gregor Weichbrodt, less poetically but more accurately, in “On the Road for 17527 Miles,” a new book tracing the Beat writer’s famous journey across America – with the aid of Google Maps.

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