Streamliner Memories

Author: Mike Schafer
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760306192
File Size: 53,71 MB
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This full-colour journey through the past contains marvelous period photography depicting some of the most memorable aspects of streamliner travel. Whether depicting passengers eating in elegant dining cars, socializing in lounge cars, sight-seeing through massive Vista-Domes, or retiring to private Pullman sleepers, this collection is more than just the evocative story behind the golden age passenger train travel from 1930 to 1970.

Sign Talker

Author: Hugh Lenox Scott
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806157003
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A graduate of West Point, General Hugh Lenox Scott (1853–1934) belonged to the same regiment as George Armstrong Custer. As a member of the Seventh Cavalry, Scott actually began his career at the Little Big Horn when in 1877 he helped rebury Custer’s fallen soldiers. Yet Scott was no Custer. His lifelong aversion to violence in resolving disputes and abiding respect for American Indians earned him the reputation as one of the most adept peacemakers ever to serve in the U.S. Army. Sign Talker, an annotated edition of Scott’s memoirs, gives new insight into this soldier-diplomat’s experiences and accomplishments. Scott’s original autobiography, first published in 1928, has remained out of print for decades. In that memoir, he recounted the many phases of his distinguished military career, beginning with his education at West Point and ending with World War I, when, as army chief of staff, he gathered the U.S. forces that saw ultimate victory in Europe. Sign Talker reproduces the first—and arguably most compelling—portion of the memoir, including Scott’s involvement with Plains Indians and his service at western forts. In his in-depth introduction to this volume, editor R. Eli Paul places Scott’s autobiography in a larger historical context. According to Paul, Scott stood apart from his fellow officers because of his enlightened views and forward-looking actions. Through Scott’s own words, we learn how he became an expert in Plains Indian Sign Language so that he could communicate directly with Indians and bypass intermediaries. Possessing deep empathy for the plight of Native peoples and concern for the wrongs they had suffered, he played an important role in helping them achieve small, yet significant victories in the aftermath of the brutal Indian wars. As historians continue to debate the details of the Indian wars, and as we critically examine our nation’s current foreign policy, the unique legacy of General Scott provides a model of military leadership. Sign Talker restores an undervalued diplomat to well-deserved prominence in the story of U.S.-Indian relations.

Railfan Railroad

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Route 66

Author: Tim Steil
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ISBN: 9781610604987
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More than three decades after Route 66 went by the wayside, so to speak, it remains a nostalgic signifier of a 50-year period when cross-country travel was synonomous with meeting interesting characters, absorbing marvelous new sights, and stopping to check the oil along the way. In this colorful biopic of the "Mother Road," author Tim Steil retraces the wandering path of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, returning home with a scrapbook of new color photography and evocative period imagery profiling businesses and attractions that continue to operate alongside Route 66 despite the demise of the legendary two-lane. The result is a unique look at motels, service stations, restaurants, truck stops, and museums, and the colorful folks who continue to whittle out a livelihood along Route 66 despite the death of the road trip as spelled out by the vapor trails overhead.

Modern Diesel Locomotives

Author: Hans Halberstadt
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ISBN: 9781610604475
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Exceptional photography captures modern diesel locomotives hard at work moving trains on tracks everywhere from California to Boston. Major railroads are brought to life including the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Conrail, Southern Pacific, and Burlington Northern. Modern Diesel Locomotives even gets under the skin of the locomotive and shows 12-foot-long diesel engines being rebuilt! Includes a short history of the rise of diesel technology.

Uplift

Author: PearlAnn Reichwein
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774864540
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In 1933, the Banff School opened in the stunning surroundings of Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. From its beginnings offering a single drama course, it has since grown into the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, a renowned cultural destination. Uplift traces its first four decades as it generated ideals of culture and liberal democratic citizenship intrinsic to the development of modern Canada. In an era of unstable cultural policy and state support, Uplift draws welcome attention to the continued place of the arts, culture, and the humanities in public education and a life well lived.

Bullet Trains

Author: Brian Solomon
Editor: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9780760307687
File Size: 70,17 MB
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Grab your ticket and hop aboard! Author Brian Solomon will take you on a whirl-wind journey through the history and future of the fastest passenger trains in the world. Bullet Trains chronicles the development of high speed travel, from the first Japanese bullet trains of the 1960s to the widespread popularity throughout France, Britain, Germany, and across Europe in the 1980s. A vast array of bullet trains are featured. Book jacket.

Tramway Memories

Author: James Joyce
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Asta Travel News

Author: American Society of Travel Agents
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The Old Iron Road

Author: David Haward Bain
Editor: Viking Adult
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File Size: 25,21 MB
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The author describes his and his family's odyssey west as they retraced the entire route of the first transcontinental railroad, offering a glimpse of the American spirit of adventure and character that led to its construction.

American Book Publishing Record

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Trains

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Memories Of Times Past

Author: Marta Hiatt
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ISBN: 9780962092947
File Size: 75,84 MB
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Memories of Times Past is a nostalgic journey back to a time of Model-T Fords, stay-at-home-moms, vinyl long-playing records, telegrams, radio days, strict rules of etiquette, and manual typewriters. Here are the personal memories of the enormous changes that occurred in the twentieth century; a trip down memory lane for the older generation and, perhaps, some surprising insights into the way life was, for those who are younger.

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Editor: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414400990
File Size: 72,32 MB
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From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Northern Memories

Author: Jerry Harju
Editor: North Harbor Publishing
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Ever wonder what it would be like to sneak onto a ski jump when no one was looking? Ride a fire truck when it's 28 below zero? Repair a coffin in the middle of a funeral? Teach your mother how to drive a stick-shift Model A with bad steering? Jerry Harju tells how it happened in these four hilarious books about the trials of growing up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the 1940's.

Nevada

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Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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