Author: Chauncey Del French

Publisher: Macmillan Co.


Category: Railroad engineers

Page: 292

View: 2950


The St. Louis Gambler and the Railroad Man

Lives and Teachings of the A. A. Old Timers

Author: Glenn C.

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595348785

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 5710

William E. Correll (Life Treatment Center) "This book describes the way alcoholics actually think better than anything I have ever read." The world of the good old-timers of the early Alcoholics Anonymous movement comes alive in this book. It tells the interlocking stories of seven people from diverse backgrounds-men, women, black, white, wealthy, poor-who lived and taught the A.A. program with such clarity and spiritual depth, that people came from miles away to sit at their feet and be taught by them. This account was originally written for the local intergroups, to tell how A.A. began during the 1940's and 50's in the cities and towns along the St. Joseph river, as it wound its way through Indiana and Michigan to empty into the Great Lakes. But then all across the country, people struggling with alcoholism and addiction began asking for copies, and psychotherapists and counselors too. It spoke to the heart, they said. It made the twelve step program come alive and showed how it really worked. And above all, they reported, they had found that the words of these men and women were filled with a kind of spiritual wisdom and deep compassion which had the power to heal the soul. So this new edition of The Factory Owner & the Convict has now been prepared, with the last half now printed as a separate volume entitled The St. Louis Gambler & the Railroad Man.

The Railroad Man in My Life

Author: Janie Blake

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483650758

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 9445

I am Janie Elizabeth Waters Blake, and my goal in writing this is to put together the genealogy of the Waters family, to share what I have been able to learn, to answer questions, to know these people who are your bloodline, and to help you know yourself better.

Railroad Man

The Legend of Lil' Jay

Author: Tina Wald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936838004

Category: Musicians

Page: 288

View: 8465


The Railroad Man

Author: John V. Pasquariello

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495394003

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8782

Mike Vincente's life hit rock bottom after being unjustly drummed out from the New Jersey State Police. Now a railroad cop, he thinks he's nothing more than a boxcar babysitter. But while he's on a routine call to roust yet another trespasser from the yard, Laura Paris jumps out of one of those boxcars. He arrests her, and she starts babbling a wild story about being kidnapped, computer biometrics, and some "thing" coming in a container aboard the next morning's train. It all sounds crazy, until the yard is attacked by several shadowy figures using military type weapons. Laura is taken, and Mike must now unravel a mystery that will rip away the veil of security New York City has enjoyed for over a decade and force this gritty railroad man to confront his anguished past to save the girl who's sent him on the runaway ride of his life.

The Life of the Railroad Man

Drawn from Fifteen Years' Experience as a Brakeman, Fireman and Engineer

Author: Herbert E. Hamblen,W. D. Stevens

Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC

ISBN: 9781497939127


Page: 64

View: 7185

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1898 Edition.

Reminiscences of an old timer

Author: George Hunter

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5876439525

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8280

Reminiscences of an old timer. A recital of the actual events, incidents, trials, hardships, vicissitudes, adventures, perils, and escapes of a pioneer, hunter, miner nd scout of the Pacific Northwest. Third edition.

The Great Zapruder Film Hoax

Deceit and Deception in the Death of JFK

Author: James H. Fetzer

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812698665

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 9169

This is the first book to expose a crucial aspect of the cover-up of the JFK assassination conspiracy: the doctoring of the Zapruder film, allegedly a 27-second home movie shot by Abraham Zapruder in Dealey Plaza. The evidence for alteration of the Zapruder movie takes many forms, including inconsistencies with eyewitness testimony, discrepancies with other films and photographs, impossible movements within the time-frame of the movie, contradictions between the movie and the physical layout of Dealey Plaza, and the multiple versions of the movie itself. This book brings together all the leading authorities within the assassination research community, including David Healy, authority on technical processes of film production; Jack White, who for forty years has made a special study of the JFK assassination movies and photographs; John Costella, Ph.D., a physicist and engineer with a background in optics, the properties of light, and moving objects; and David W. Mantick, Ph.D., the foremost expert on the medical evidence in the JFK assassination.

The Railways of America

Author: Thomas M. Cooley

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3846005282

Category: Railroads

Page: 492

View: 4719

Reprint of the original, first published in 1890.

The Railroad in American Fiction

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Grant Burns

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606986

Category: Transportation

Page: 292

View: 2962

Nothing better represented the early spirit of American expansion than the railroad. Dominant in daily life as well as in the popular imagination, the railroad appealed strongly to creative writers. For many years, fiction of railroad life and travel was plentiful and varied. As the nineteenth century receded, the railroad's allure faded, as did railroad fiction. Today, it is hard to sense what the railroad once meant to Americans. The fiction of the railroad—often by railroaders themselves—recaptures that sense, and provides valuable insights on American cultural history. This extensively annotated bibliography lists and discusses in 956 entries novels and short stories from the 1840s to the present in which the railroad is important. Each entry includes plot and character description to help the reader make an informed decision on the source's merit. A detailed introduction discusses the history of railroad fiction and highlights common themes such as strikes, hoboes, and the roles of women and African-Americans. Such writers of “pure” railroad fiction as Harry Bedwell, Frank Packard, and Cy Warman are well represented, along with such literary artists as Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe, Flannery O’Connor, and Ellen Glasgow. Work by minority writers, including Jean Toomer, Richard Wright, Frank Chin, and Toni Morrison, also receives close attention. An appendix organizes entries by decade of publication, and the work is indexed by subject and title.

Few Hours' Talk

With a Railroad Man (Classic Reprint)

Author: Thomas H. Bowne

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780265279205

Category: Reference

Page: 142

View: 5679

Excerpt from Few Hours' Talk: With a Railroad Man The object with which this work is presented to the public is to demonstrate the practical railroad questions of the day which have become matters of public concern. The man who would really study the subject would of necessity be required to seek his material and informa tion amongst hundreds of different arguments and re ports, many of which are exceedingly able, and, I dare say, few of them easy of access, and still fewer at all com plete in themselves. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Ocean

100th Anniversary Collection

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Off-Trail Publications

ISBN: 1935031031

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 5999

The Ocean was a short-lived Munsey pulp published in 1907-08 that specialized in sea stories. This collection reprints 20 of the best stories from the 11 issue run. Included are stories of peril at sea, mutinies, shipwrecks, ferocious weather, a ghost story, even an early scientific-romance, "In the Land of To-Morrow." Over 30 pages of nonfiction material is also included: a history of The Ocean, and extensive profiles of editor, Bob Davis, and the motley crew of authors who contributed to the magazine--and this collection.

Southern Railroad Man

Conductor N.J. Bell's Recollections of the Civil War Era

Author: Nimrod J. Bell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780875801841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

View: 1267

Nimrod J. Bell worked as a conductor for several southern railroads in their formative period, from 1857 to 1894. After his career was cut short by an accident, he wrote his memoirs detailing his first glimpses of some of the earliest trains in the South and his thirty-eight years as a conductor. Published in Atlanta in 1896, his book offers a first-hand account of working conditions on the railroads, operational procedures, wartime railroading, and passenger travel during Reconstruction. Full of stories about colorful characters who rode the trains - from Confederate troops to train robbers - Southern Railroad Man is a rich source on late nineteenth-century southern culture, tradition, and travel. Perhaps because Bell worked as a conductor, some of his most interesting observations pertain to the people he encountered. Unintentionally, he also provides insights into race relations in a time of transition as he recalls his interactions with blacks as slaves, laborers, and patrons. Written in the language of the ordinary worker, Bell's narrative is a veritable treasure trove of information on southern railroads and their operations. Among the roads he traveled were several in the Carolinas, the Western & Atlantic, the East Tennessee & Georgia, the Alabama & Chattanooga, the South & North Alabama, and the East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia. Many of the railroads for which Bell worked were eventually incorporated into the Southern Railway. A rare account of early railroading, Southern Railroad Man is edited by James A. Ward, who provides notes and an introduction that places Bell's story in historical context. This unique book will appeal to anyone interested in railroad history, the history of industrialization, the Civil War, and the culture of the South in the late nineteenth century.


A Memoir of a Railroad Man

Author: Gail F. Meintzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998167350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 3063

Travel with Gail F. Meintzer as he journeys with the railroad system from Illinois across the plains to many cities before he finally settles in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War, Gail F. Meintzer shares his story as a die-hard railroader, golfer, and bowler in Detours: A Memoir of a Railroad Man.