In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, ...
Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.
A biography of the wartime correspondent and commentator for the CBS Evening News from 1964 to 1977 relates the highly respected journalist to the events and issues he covered, from the Second World War to the civil rights movement, Vietnam ...
Author: Raymond A. Schroth
Category: Television journalists
A biography of the wartime correspondent and commentator for the CBS Evening News from 1964 to 1977 relates the highly respected journalist to the events and issues he covered, from the Second World War to the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and Watergate. IP.
Each link in the journey added to shipping costs, paperwork, and delay. Creating
a Railroad Network After the Civil War, railroad operators created a much more
efficient rail system by consolidating, or combining, small lines. Owners of large ...
As a history of the surprising ways in which technology and culture interact, this book covers a wide range of topics, including the changing perception of landscapes, the death of conversation while traveling, the problematic nature of the ...
Author: Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
The impact of constant technological change upon our perception of the world is so pervasive as to have become a commonplace of modern society. But this was not always the case; as Wolfgang Schivelbusch points out in this fascinating study, our adaptation to technological change—the development of our modern, industrialized consciousness—was very much a learned behavior. In The Railway Journey, Schivelbusch examines the origins of this industrialized consciousness by exploring the reaction in the nineteenth century to the first dramatic avatar of technological change, the railroad. In a highly original and engaging fashion, Schivelbusch discusses the ways in which our perceptions of distance, time, autonomy, speed, and risk were altered by railway travel. As a history of the surprising ways in which technology and culture interact, this book covers a wide range of topics, including the changing perception of landscapes, the death of conversation while traveling, the problematic nature of the railway compartment, the space of glass architecture, the pathology of the railway journey, industrial fatigue and the history of shock, and the railroad and the city. Belonging to a distinguished European tradition of critical sociology best exemplified by the work of Georg Simmel and Walter Benjamin, The Railway Journey is anchored in rich empirical data and full of striking insights about railway travel, the industrial revolution, and technological change. Now updated with a new preface, The Railway Journey is an invaluable resource for readers interested in nineteenth-century culture and technology and the prehistory of modern media and digitalization.
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Author: David R. Goldfield
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Appropriate for freshman- and sophomore-level survey courses in U.S. History. The American Journey introduces students to the key features of American political, social, and economic history. Written in a clear, engaging style with a straightforward chronological organization, it provides students with a solid framework for understanding the past. It gives prominent coverage to the West and South and highlights the importance of religion in American history. It traces the emergence of distinctively American ideals and the way the conflict between those ideals and reality has shaped our nation's development. It brings alive the crucial issues and events behind the continuing effort of Americans to live up to their ideals. Compelling stories, ample use of quotations, excerpts from primary sources, and plentiful illustrations bring the past vividly alive.
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north, the American through enclave the fertile ... Saturday afternoon found the rail hub a noisy catacomb of tracks, switchbacks, diesel and electric locomotives,
Author: Philip F. Schuster, II
Merriam Press Historical Fiction. 1949. American Rudy Chapman is planning his escape from Communist East Germany. For the past decade, he has survived the Nazi regime's brutality by teaching English in the tiny village of Grossheringen and translating at a POW camp while secretly aiding Allied POW code writers. Rudy falls in love with Miriam, a young Jewish woman in hiding, and remains optimistic that Miriam's family is alive. At war's end, unseen forces pull the couple apart. Miriam is utterly convinced her family has vanished, yet Rudy remains a Holocaust skeptic. Eventually escaping to West Germany, Rudy is recruited by the Allies to assist post-war displaced persons. Finally learning that the Holocaust was real, Rudy is devastated. Hoping to start a new life with Miriam, he longs to reunite with her. But will Miriam survive her daunting escape to the West?
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I vividly remembered sitting in Weinberger's office and hearing him rail against
the idiocy of the arms deal. I had helped him try to limit the Defense Department's
role to minimum compliance with NSC requests and instructions. And I knew that
Author: Colin L. Powell
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for My American Journey “The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Eloquent.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Profound and moving . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.”—Jack Kemp, The Wall Street Journal “A book that is much like its subject—articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading.”—San Diego Union Tribune “Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.”—The Detroit News
The Railway Journey : The Spatial Transformation The railway journey was America ' s journey , both catalyst and symbol of dramatic transformation in American life . The technological revolution that made rail travel a reality was part
of a ...
Author: Barbara Young Welke
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 2001 book considers the role railroads and streetcars played in transforming the conditions of individual liberty in America.
We could reach it either by motor or by rail , as this part of Brazil , unlike the north
, is adequately supplied with a good ... We choose to go by water , however , and
so we say farewell to Rio and take a short steamship journey south to the busy ...
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Author: Robert Burgin
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
The discovery of bright-leaf tobacco, a strain suitable for smoking in the form of
cigarettes, changed Americans' tobacco habits. In 1884, James B. ... Southern railroad construction boomed in the 1880s, outpacing the rest of the nation.
Author: Carl Abbott
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Prentice Hall's exclusive companion website that accompanies The American Journey, Second Edition offers unique tools and support that make it easy for students and instructors to integrate this online study guide with the text. The site is a comprehensive resource that is organized according to the chapters within the text and features a variety of learning and teaching modules. For students: Study Guide Modules contain multiple choice and true/false quizzes, map exercises, and other features designed to help students with self-study; Reference Modules contain Web Destinations and Net Search options that provide the opportunity to quickly reach information on the Web that relates to the content in the text; Communication Modules include tools such as Live Chat and Message Boards to facilitate online collaboration and communication; and Personalization Modules include our enhanced Help feature that contains a text page for browsers and plug-ins. For Instructors: Syllabus Manager' tool provides an easy-to-follow process for creating, posting, and revising a syllabus online that is accessible from any point within the Companion Website'. Faculty Module for each chapter offers lectu
An American An Album of Depression - era Railroading Journey : Images of With
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Author: John Pitt
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Fully updated to take into account route and timetable changes, this is the only book available specifically designed for US train travel. Rugged charm sets the train apart from more mundane means of transport and its ecological soundness is again in fashion. Pampered by helpful attendants, you can travel from coast to coast, explore the Rocky Mountains and ride directly alongside two oceans. Less expensive than flying and more comfortable than the bus, the train keeps you relaxed and in touch with an ever-changing landscape as the world becomes a framed but moving picture.
Olga was a Lady about Five-Foot tall; she weighs maybe Eighty Pounds and
Skinny as a Rail. When Olga wanted to go Home that night, Bill told Peter, “Why
don't you drive Olga Home Peter, you'll learn a little more about the Streets and ...
Author: Ted Pariza
Publisher: Author House
This occurred over a lifetime. It is about the Good and Bad Experiences had by a Baby Boomer named Peter, as a child growing up to adulthood and all through life. The mystery's of life and all that's sacred unfolds; life holds almost endless secrets untold or many times forgotten. The story briefly traces Peter and his Family, year by year, from the mid-nineteen forties to 2009. Several generations of family are represented on both sides. They came from Europe: from England, France, Norway and Poland entering into and through Canada and finally into America to become American Citizens and Proud of It With the years since World War II, the world witnessed; Advances of Wonder, Amazing Strides Forward and Shocking Social and Moral Changes. Today's America is most certainly nothing like the America of your Grandparents. Improvements in American lifestyle first, with America most always the innovator, followed shortly by the rest of the World. Peter was just trying to get by, but he was faced with living and learning, as we all are. In The World around Me This section appears at the end of each year. Such topics as; Cost of Products By Year - Car, House, Milk, Bread, Gasoline, 1ST Class Postage, Minimum Wage, the Stock Market, the U.S. Population and the World Population by year. American Sports; Baseball, Football, Basketball Annual Championship Winners, Both Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Boxing, Horse Racing, Tennis, Golf and more. Political News Science News Inventions Then Current TV Shows New Toys On The Speedway Top Pop Songs Sports Academy Awards - Best Movie of The Year American Winners American's Favorites Died "
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