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OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES..True Adventures, Humorous Tales, and High Melodrama from the Days of Steam
     

OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES..True Adventures, Humorous Tales, and High Melodrama from the Days of Steam

by Michael Gillespie
 
OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES..True Adventures, ... Michael Gillespie applies his generous wit, dry humor, and historical insights to the school of railroading literature at the height of the steam era … journals, press reports, trade magazines all produced stories meant at the time to entertain readers… but which today offer a compelling folk history from

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OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES..True Adventures, ... Michael Gillespie applies his generous wit, dry humor, and historical insights to the school of railroading literature at the height of the steam era … journals, press reports, trade magazines all produced stories meant at the time to entertain readers… but which today offer a compelling folk history from the early days of railroads. Gillespie includes editorial commentary, dozens of historic photos from the steam railroad era, and a complete railroad glossary in this true, 350-page collector edition.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013666283
Publisher:
Great River Publishing
Publication date:
01/19/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,164,240
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Gillespie, a journalist and historian from a small town near Kansas City, Missouri, has also written two very popular and well respected histories of steamboating and river travel. "COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, A Lively History of Steamboating on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers," and "WILD RIVER WOODEN BOATS, True Stories of Steamboating and the Missouri River," are both published by Great River Publishing.

Mike served as an official Discovery Guide on the American Queen steamboat during 2007, and has been featured guest on cable television’s History Channel. In April of 2012, Mike will debut on cable television’s Animal Planet.

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