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Tales Of The Rails

Author : John Fletcher
ISBN : 1857945077
Genre : Locomotive firemen
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Category: Locomotive firemen

Tales Of The Frontier

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ISBN : 0803257449
Genre : History
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"Anyone in search of the spirit of the Old West will find it in this book. In fact, any student in college taking a course in the history of the West or even in a general history of the United States should be required to read Dick's book; and when once the student had sniffed its atmosphere, the required would no longer be necessary."--Georgia Historical Quarterly "An entertaining and comprehensive collection. . . . The reader is sure to put Dick's book down with a fresh realization of the vigor, adventure, humor, tragedy, and endeavor that went into the development of our western country."--Annals of Wyoming "A highly satisfactory and completely disarming approach to the history of the West."-- Utah Historical Quarterly "A delightful anthology of western Americana by that great collector of social history, Professor Everett Dick."--Social Education "A great book for those who enjoy the history of how our West was won"--The Western Horseman
Category: History

Home On The Rails

Author : Amy G. Richter
ISBN : 9780807829264
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87.95 MB
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Recognizing the railroad's importance as both symbol and experience in Victorian America, Amy G. Richter follows women travelers onto trains and considers the consequences of their presence there. For a time, Richter argues, nineteenth-century American
Category: Social Science

Iron Rails In The Garden State

Author : Anthony J. Bianculli
ISBN : 9780253351746
Genre : History
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A sampler of unique and fascinating stories about railroading in New Jersey entertains readers with anecdotes about New Jersey railroad pioneers, sacred sites, and expensive mistakes.
Category: History

Tales Of The Mermaids Of Waiahuakua

Author : Kohana Au
ISBN : 9781770675667
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 36.57 MB
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"The 1st edition of 'Tales of the Mermaids of Waiahuakua--those of the sea' is a collection of Hawaiian creation and romantic legends with the interjection of the mermaid ... These legends include stories from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Tonga, the Marquesas' as well as the Maori of New Zealand."--P [4] of cover.
Category: Fiction

Haunted Rails

Author : Matthew L. Swayne
ISBN : 0738761338
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The distant sight of a steam-locomotive rolling across the open prairie is bound to bring about nostalgia for a time long past. But when you read these stories of unquiet railroad ghosts and their tragedy-struck trains, you'll notice the eerie embrace of the unexplained mixed into your quiet reverie. Haunted Rails is filled with stories of ghost trains, haunted locomotives, and spectral cabooses. Within these pages, you'll read the riveting stories of crashes, accidents, and the ghosts that linger in old railroad stations and museums. You'll discover engineers, conductors, and brakeman who perished on the job but have yet to cross over into the light. This book includes dozens of true ghost stories that take place on railroad lines both near and far, including: Flinderation Tunnel on the B&O and CSX mainline An eerie premonition on Canadian Pacific Railway The strange tale of caboose number 1908 of the Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad The apparition in the Railroad Museum of the Penn Central Railroad The ghost of the Nickel Plate Road (NKP) Museum The demon train of the Scottish Highlands The Santa Ana ghost train Abraham Lincoln's haunted funeral train Engineer Brit Craft's heroic deeds outside of Atchison, Kansas The Silverpilen, also known as the haunted steel bullet train of Sweden The haunted caboose of Kentucky President Grover Cleveland's brush with the Maco light on the Atlantic Coast Line Author Philip K. Dick's paranormal encounter on the North Pacific Coast Railroad The paranormal aftermath of the tsunami that destroyed the Hilo Railroad in Hawaii
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Tales Of A Teenager

Author : Dennis Esler
ISBN : 9781469172002
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the true story of a boy who was born sixth to a family of very poor people. The family lived hand to mouth, and day by day. The father was employed by the Minneapolis news paper but besides his own family, he also was supporting his elderly parents and several siblings. Dennis, the youngest, had to fight for everything he ever had. This is the story of how he over came the difficulties to survive and eventually to prosper. He had to accomplish this while over coming shyness and stubbornness. Even at a very young age he preferred being in the woods and lakes, and has never mixed well with large gatherings of people.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

True Tales Of The South At War

Author : Clarence Poe
ISBN : 9780486139319
Genre : History
File Size : 57.67 MB
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DIVTreasury of reminiscences includes battlefield correspondence, diary entries, journals kept on the homefront, stories told to children and grandchildren, more. Intimate, compelling record. /div
Category: History

Elementary All New Tales Of The Elemental Masters

Author : Mercedes Lackey
ISBN : 9780698143371
Genre : Fiction
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In March 1987, Mercedes Lackey, a young author from Oklahoma, published her first novel, Arrows of the Queen. No one could have envisioned that this modest book would be the beginning of a fantasy career that would span decades and more than a hundred novels, with no signs of slowing yet. And among Ms. Lackey's many novels, few are as critically-acclaimed and beloved as those of the Elemental Masters. The novels in this series are loosely based on classic fairy tales, and take place in a fantasy version of turn-of-the-century London, where magic is real and Elemental Masters control the powers of Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Now the voices of other authors join Mercedes Lackey to add their own special touches to this delightful alternate history, in a world where magic is always just around the corner...
Category: Fiction