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Edward Hungerford (1875–1948)

Autor(a) de Wells Fargo : Advancing the American Frontier

39 Works 188 Membros 3 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Edward Hungerford

Men of Erie (1946) 21 exemplares
The Run of the Twentieth Century (1930) 18 exemplares
Planning a trip abroad (1923) — Editor, algumas edições8 exemplares
A Railroad for Tomorrow (1945) 7 exemplares
Transport for war 1942-1943. (1943) 7 exemplares
Locomotives on Parade (1940) 5 exemplares
The Modern Railroad (2012) 5 exemplares
The romance of a great store (2010) 4 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Hungerford, Edward
Data de nascimento
1875
Data de falecimento
1948
Localização do túmulo
Brookside Cemetery, Watertown, New York, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Watertown, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Ocupações
author
Historian

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An interesting look at the checkered history of the Erie Railroad, up to the time of publication (1947), which was about a decade or so before the railroad eventually met its demise (in a merger with its local rival, the Lackawanna). Written by someone who, candidly, notes that he was employed by the railroad in a public relations capacity, and he was also a noted railroad enthusiast. As such, the book tends to handle Erie somewhat carefully. While there are critiques of the operations at various times, I for one thought Jay Gould and Jim Fisk got off fairly lightly. One of the best parts of the book shows how the railroad operated in the immediate post-war era, in terms of how freight trains were put together and tracked, in an interesting early use of (punch card) computers. Generally recommended, with a bit of warning about the gentleness. (Hungerford, incidentally, would die very shortly after this book was published, so I doubt there are many signed copies.)… (mais)
 
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EricCostello | Mar 4, 2023 |
I purchased this book at going-out-of-business bookstore fire sale. It was probably sent to Davison's in Atlanta when the store merged with Macy's. Inscription: "To the Department of Training of Davison Paxon Stores with the compliments of RHMach and Co., Inc. March 30, 1926.
 
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carterchristian1 | Jul 13, 2008 |

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Obras
39
Membros
188
Popularidade
#115,783
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
3
ISBN
16
Marcado como favorito
1

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