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Making tracks : an American rail odyssey

Auteur: Terry Pindell
Uitgever: New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
Editie/Formaat:   Gedrukt boek : Biografie : Engels : 1st edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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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Genoemd persoon: Terry Pindell; Terry Pindell
Genre: Biografie
Soort document Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Terry Pindell
ISBN: 080211279X 9780802112798
OCLC-nummer: 20930150
Opmerkingen: Maps on lining papers.
Beschrijving: xii, 399 pages : maps ; 21 cm
Inhoud: 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.
Verantwoordelijkheid: 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  Meer lezen...

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