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History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (Railroads of America) 2nd ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0813122632
ISBN-10: 0813122635
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"A fascinating look at the L&N's long and tumultuous history."―Business Horizons

"Stands both as an excellent example of what business history can accomplish and as an illustration of the work that remains to be done in the field."―H-Net Reviews

"Reading like an epic saga, albeit with a corporation as the main character, this enduring and definitive account of the L&N successfully offers a broad yet detailed survey befitting a company that at one time helped develop and mold the South while amassing great wealth."―Journal of Appalachian Studies

"A detailed account of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad's first century of operation. The story of the L&N is a great one, and Klein has written a definitive corporate and financial history of the railroad.Klein's vivid account of this period in the L & N's history will be very informative to those who wonder why America's railroads are what they are today."―Journal of Southern History

"Although the L&N 'don't stop here anymore,' the history of Kentucky's most famous railroad has been accurately and painstakingly preserved."―Lexington Herald-Leader

"Provides a fascinating look at the L&N's responsibility in creating the Southern metropolises we know today."―NMRA Bulletin

"We are fortunate that the book has at least been reprinted and made available to a new generation of historians. . . . Remains the definitive history of the Louisville & Nashville."―Railroad History

"The definitive account of the L&N's rise and decline."―Tennessee Courier

About the Author

Maury Klein, professor of history at the University of Rhode Island, is the author of several books, including Unfinished Business: The Railroad in American Life and The Life and Legend of E.H. Harriman.

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Product Details

  • Series: Railroads of America
  • Hardcover: 600 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky; 2nd ed. edition (January 10, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813122635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813122632
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.3 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,010,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The book is daunting at first glance at nearly 500 pages, but it is a fantastic read. Board room struggles, engineering feats, capitalism at its finest - it was the L&N and it is captured in this book. I truly enjoyed it
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This book was as well researched and written and enjoyable to read. This book is on par with the author's other books in my opinion.
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