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Railroads

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  • Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperityby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    This book describes the southern Republicans' post- Civil War railroad aid program--the central element of the Gospel of Prosperity" designed to reestablish a vigorous economy in the devastated South. Conceding that race and Unionism were basic issues, Mark W. Summers explores a neglected facet of the postwar era: the attempt to build a new South... more...

  • Railroad Empire across the Heartlandby James E. Sherow; John R. Charlton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow?s discussion. more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015;

    This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture... more...

  • Rails to the Atlanticby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Group US 2002; US$ 17.00

    WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend of reportage [and] reflection" ( Los Angeles Times ), Michael Ruhlman sets off for a renowned boatyard in Martha's Vineyard to follow the construction of two boats-Rebecca, a 60-foot modern pleasure schooner, and Elisa... more...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree... more...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely gone, but the remaining lines still retain vestiges of their former existence through stations, bridges, and scenic vistas. more...

  • How to Survive the Titanicby Frances Wilson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship?s owner Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when... more...

  • Catboatsby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2009; US$ 15.99

    A collection of inventive catboat designs, this guide showcases some of America?s most charming sailboats and provides detailed commentary on the specifics of each model. Tracing the history of the catboat through stories about builders and owners, the book also offers a section on catboat sailing techniques, rare photographs from the Hart Nautical... more...