- Series: The Chicago History of American Civilization
- Paperback: 324 pages
- Publisher: University of Chicago Press; 2 edition (December 22, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0226776581
- ISBN-13: 978-0226776583
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #440,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Still, if you manage to avoid being derailed by him on the way, by the end of the book Stoverfs explanations do give you a very good overview of the American railroad. But he ONLY explains.Read more ›
My one big gripe with the book is the author does tend to slant toward the pro-government side. Several times in the book he implies that it was "necessary" for the government to step in or take it for granted that it needed to step in, specially in his section on the government takeover of the railroads during World War I. For his credit, he does document how inefficient the Feds were at operating the rail network during the war years. He actually does a decent job of documenting the deregulation effort when his beloved government had nearly killed off the railroads and needed to back off.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very precise and give a good overview with many important detail. It is also a good story thru the times about the railroad in different area of USA
Good for the money
This book is perfect for American History buffs. It contains
an exhaustive history of the evolution of railroading in the USA. Read more