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Making tracks : an American rail odyssey

Autor: Terry Pindell
Editorial: New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
Edición/Formato:   Libro impreso : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
Resumen:
The author's journey over America's thirty thousand miles of rail passenger lines; part history and part travelogue, his chronicle gives a fresh portrait of America.
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Persona designada: Terry Pindell; Terry Pindell
Tipo de material: Biografía
Tipo de documento Libro
Todos autores / colaboradores: Terry Pindell
ISBN: 080211279X 9780802112798
Número OCLC: 20930150
Notas: Maps on lining papers.
Descripción: xii, 399 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Contenido: Introduction --
The Montrealer and the Silver Star --
Part 1. Winter West. Passages: the Lake Shore Limited ; Conquering a continent: the California Zephyr ; Jackalopes and golden spikes: the California Zephyr ; Roots and driftwood: the Coast Starlight ; Soap: the Sunset Limited ; Spirit of New Orleans: the City of New Orleans ; God, country, and freedom: the Broadway Limited --
Part 2. Spring heartland. Old habits die hard: the Crescent ; Life and death on the love train: the Eagle ; Desperadoes: the Cardinal --
Part 3. Summer west. Taming the trail: the Southwest Chief ; They call the wind Maria: the Desert Wind ; Quest for the West: the Pioneer ; California dreamin': the Coast Starlight South ; Of mice and men: the Coast Starlight North ; Northwest passage: the Empire Builder ; Way East: the Empire Builder, the Broadway Limited, the Bankers --
Epilogue: the Capital Limited.
Responsabilidad: Terry Pindell.

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Pindell travelled 30,000 miles by train to obtain research for this fascinating novel. Part history, part travelogue, his chronicle of that journey is a fresh portrait of contemporary America, and of  Leer más

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