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9 edition of Railroaded found in the catalog.

Railroaded

the transcontinentals and the making of modern America

by White, Richard

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  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Land settlement,
  • Railroads,
  • American National characteristics,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRichard White
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHE2751 W55 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24792112M
    ISBN 109780393061260
    LC Control Number2010054054

    Check out this great listen on A covered-up hate crime and longest-running fight for exoneration in America on record. In , a budding New York City entrepreneur who provided immigrants with jobs takes a Florida vacation with his family. Meanwhile, his relative, an . White advances several key themes for understanding the period. First is the concept of "friends."Railroad men often established relationships with one another, newspaper editors, bankers, and politicians in order to organize political lobbying and activity.

    Railroaded is a wonderful book: fresh, provocative, witty, filled with foreshadowing of our world but always true to its time, and told with the narrative force of a locomotive roaring across the empty plains. — Geoffrey C. Ward, author of A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt. In “Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America,” Richard White charts the rise and expansion of America’s rail system and the greed and corruption that fed it.

    Books, Toys, Games and much more. Railroaded also benefits from Anthony Mann's terse, tense, and atmospheric direction, which revels in the lights and shadows (mostly the latter) of Guy Roe's evocative camerawork. While Hugh Beaumont's detective is a bit stiff, he's still effective, and there's very fine work from Jane Randolph and Ed Kelly Actors: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont. The car might be king today but thousands of devoted writers have ensured the railroads will never be forgotten. We have plucked from obscurity 30 fascinating books - most of them out-of-print - about railways from Cairo to New South Wales to Yosemite encompassing engineering, history, industry, photography, policing and a famous politician’s final journey.


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