Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Steam railroads and electric interurbans contributed greatly to the agricultural and industrial development of the Middle West. These clearly labeled pictures of tracks, signals, towers, bridges, depots, and docks accurately reflect the most important railroad functions. Roger Grant's well-rounded text authoritatively summarizes historical developments."-William S. Greever. Codice inventario libreria
Historians of midwestern railroading during the early part of the twentieth century have generally focused on the production of railroad company histories while ignoring the regional view. Fortunately for railway historians and buffs, coincidentally with the zenith of the Railway Age, the national fad for producing and mailing postcards was at its height. Millions of cards, including "real-photo" images, were produced between 1905 and 1915. Roger Grant has selected more than a hundred representative picture postcards to visualize the principal themes and characteristics that gave this dynamic industry its distinctive regional features.
By the turn of the century, the railroad map of the Midwest was unequaled. Anyone who examined it carefully sensed that this was the vital center of America's massive network of steel rails. Depots erected in the western prairie environment were spartan, with only minor decoration, but those in the Midwest usually mirrored more ornate New England styles. These features are often reflected in the images in this heavily illustrated book, which depicts the spare but strong pioneering spirit of the enterprise.
About the Author: H. ROGER GRANT is professor of history at Clemson University. He is a specialist in American transportation history. Some of his recent books include histories of the Erie Lackawanna, Chicago & North Western and Wabash railroads and he is completing a book-length study of the Georgia & Florida Railroad.
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Descrizione libro University Of Iowa Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. This fine first printing of 181 pages, priofusely illustrated, is tight, bright, and clean, free of names and markings. Codice libro della libreria 25387
Descrizione libro University Of Iowa Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 0877456003 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good. Codice libro della libreria Z0877456003Z3
Descrizione libro University Of Iowa Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0877456003
Descrizione libro University Of Iowa Press, U.S.A., 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. clean, unmarked copy. Codice libro della libreria 358873
Descrizione libro University of Iowa, Iowa City 1997., 1997. 1st edition. Square 8vo. x + 181pp. B/w. illustrations. Original beige cloth, d/w. slightly rubbed to head to head of spine, otherwise very good. ISBN 0877456003 US$15. Codice libro della libreria 136745
Descrizione libro Univ of Iowa Pr, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. 181 pages. Codice libro della libreria 592470
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Descrizione libro Univ. Iowa, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Exlibrary, usual markings. ; 181 pages. Codice libro della libreria 50006
Descrizione libro U of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: As New. 139 B/W Photos (illustratore). First Edition. (full book description) U of Iowa Press, Iowa City, IA, 1997. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Fine/Fine-, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size=7."x8.", 181pgs(Index). 139 B/W Photos. 1/2" scratch at DJ front cover fore-edge, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. ISBN 0877456003 SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Codice libro della libreria CONROY220980I