The Great Machines: Poems and Songs from the Age of the American Railroad
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):0.6 x 5.9 x 8.9
- Publication Date:May 1, 1996
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Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedin's anthology allows all readers, from the most avid railroad buff to anyone who has fond memories of train travel, to enjoy the romance of trains.
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