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Rails Across America

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1955

Seller ID: 2283073

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on second page, no chips and no tears. 1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 15 pp. Comic book about the growth of American railways. View more info

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Ride the High Iron! A Picture Story about America's Modern Passenger Trains

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1955

Seller ID: 2283074

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on second page, no chips and no tears. 1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Comic book about the growth of American railways. Released by the the School and College Service division of the Association of American Railroads. This interesting promotional comic tells the story of railroading. Standard 7x10 comic size, 16-pages, full color, newsprint cover and interior. A picture story about America's modern passenger trains with art by Bill Bunce. View more info

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Special Agent: A Picture Story About the Railroad Police

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1959

Seller ID: 2283075

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on second page, no chips and no tears. 1959 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Comic book about crime-solving on the American railways. Follows the story of two detectives on the trail of a pair of outlaw hobos. View more info

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Burt's Illustrated Guide of the Connecticut Valley, Containing Descriptions of Mount Holyoke, Mount Mansfield, White Mountains, Lake Memphremagog, Lake Willoughby, Montreal, Quebec, &c.

By: Burt, Henry M.

Price: $160.00

Publisher: New England Publishing Company: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2193803

Condition: Fair


Boards stained and warped, pages lightly stained throughout (does not obscure text), spine cocked, fold-out map preceding text included. A good candidate for rebinding. 1866 Hard Cover. vi, 235, [5] pp. 8vo. Two duotone color plates, engraved illustrations throughout. Fold-out map of Connecticut Valley precedes text. Includes early railroad timetables, accounts of towns, landscapes, railroads, churches, bridges, and other points of interest. Ads bound in following text. View more info

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72 Hour Hold: A Novel

By: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270467

ISBN: 1400040744

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Bottom edge of front board lightly bumped, otherwise a very nice copy. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319 pp. In this novel of family and redemption, a mother struggles to save her eighteen-year-old daughter from the devastating consequences of mental illness by forcing her to deal with her bipolar disorder. New York Times best-selling author Bebe Moore Campbell draws on her own powerful emotions and African-American roots, showcasing her best writing yet. Trina suffers from bipolar disorder, making her parano... View more info

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Echoes from the Rocky Mountains. Reminiscences and Thrilling Incidents of the Romantic and Golden Age of the Great West, with, a Graphic Account of Its Discovery, Settlement and Grand Development

By: Clampitt, John W.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: American Mutual Library Ass'n: 1890

Seller ID: 2288787

Condition: Very Good


One inch tear along bottom edge of front endpaper, a few pages lightly dog-eared. 1890 Hard Cover. xvi, 671 pp. Red cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations, decorated endpapers. Engravings throughout. Includes: several chapters on Mormons and Mormonism, discussion of the Pony Express and the Overland Mail lines, settlement of California and Northwest Territory, the telegraph, Yosemite and Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, railroads, Native Americans, etc., etc. View more info

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Don't Let Go

By: Coben, Harlan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dutton: 2018

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2283933

ISBN: 1524742252

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Light crease on spine. 2018 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 349 pp. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's... View more info

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Don't Let Go

By: Coben, Harlan

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Dutton: 2018

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2294446

ISBN: 1524742252

Condition: Fine


First paperback printing. 2018 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 349, [5] pp. Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been lo... View more info

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Chief Left Hand, Southern Arapaho (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)

By: Coel, Margaret

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272210

ISBN: 0806120304

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor smudges. 2000 Trade Paperback. xiv, 228 pp. This is the first biography of Chief Left Hand, diplomat, linguist, and legendary of the Plains Indians. Working from government reports, manuscripts, and the diaries and letters of those persons—both white and Indian—who knew him, Margaret Coel has developed an unusually readable, interesting, and closely documented account of his life and the life of his tribe during the fateful years of the mid-1800s. It was in these years that thousands of gold-seekers on their way to California and Oregon burst across the plains, first to travers... View more info

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The Search for Steam: A Cavalcade of Smoky Action in Steam by the Greatest Railroad Photographers

By: Collias, Joe G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295367

ISBN: 0831070927

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink note on front free endpaper. 1972 Large Hardcover. 360 pp. With 420 steam action pictures, 5 in color. A dynamic collection, this mammoth parade of smokey steam action will delight even the most hard-to-please enthusiasts. This book is filled with a wide variety of railroads including the Santa Fe, Atlantic Coast Line, Baltimore & Ohio, Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, Norfolk & Western, and many more. View more info

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Steam in the Rockies: A Steam Locomotive Roster of the Denver Rio Grande

By: Colorado Railroad Museum

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Colorado Railroad Museum: 1963

Seller ID: 2274415

Condition: Very Good


Related article laid in. Light fading to wrappers. 1963 Stapled Binding. Professionally done roster of the DRG with black and white pictures of both the main line steam locomotives and the yard goats, the little work engines. Also includes roster of the Denver & Salt Lake RR. View more info

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Automatic Train Control Bulletin No. 8: Description of Continuous Inductive Train Control Systems of the Union Switch and Signal Company

By: Committee on Automatic Train Control, American Railway Assocaition

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Committee on Automatic Train Control, American Railway Assocaition: 1931

Seller ID: 1826230

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly rubbed. 1931 Trade Paperback. 218 pp. Original wrappers. In-depth description of the devices used by the Union Switch & Signal Company, part of a series released by the American Railway Association. Includes photographs, diagrams, and detailed charts regarding locomotives, gasoline electric motor cars, engine circuits, related apparatus, and signals, with descriptions of over a dozen railroad routes throughout the United States. View more info

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Building the Modern Union Pacific

By: Cook, William S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Newcomen Society of the United States: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288331

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minor general wear. 1984 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. This address, dealing with the history of Union Pacific Corporation, was delivered at a 1984 National Meeting of the Newcomen Society of the United States held in New York City, when Mr. William S. Cook and Mr. James H. Evans were co-guests of honor and speakers on October 18th, 1984. The Union Pacific Corporation (Union Pacific) is a publicly traded railroad holding company. It was established in 1969[2] and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. It is the parent company of the current form of the Union Pacific Railroad. Union Paci... View more info

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History of the Navy of the United States of America, Vol. I. [Volume 1] -- Second Edition, with Corrections

By: Cooper, J. [James] Fenimore

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Lea and Blanchard: 1840

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2290919

Condition: Good


Volume 1 only, covering the years 1607-1805. Second edition, with corrections. Includes map of Tripoli. Bookplate of Franklin N. Drake, a railroad owner (Tioga), on front endpaper, with his name in ink on rear endpaper. Boards rubbed with 2 inch split along front joint, lightly foxed throughout, one gathering sprung but holding. 1840 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 438 pp. 8vo. Original cloth, gilt titles. Frontispiece of The Harbour of Tripoli. An interesting early history of the United States Navy by the well-known author of The Pioneers and Last of the Mohic... View more info

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And I'd Do It Again

By: Crocker, Aimee (Princess Galizine)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Coward, McCann, Inc.: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279319

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, faint smudge on rear board. 1936 Hard Cover. vi, 291 pp. Aimée Crocker was an heiress to gold and railroad fortunes and a daughter of Judge Edwin B. Crocker (1818-1875), legal counsel for the Central Pacific Railroad, Justice of the California Supreme Court in 1865 and founder of the Crocker Art Museum. Her father was a brother of Charles Crocker, one of the big four California railroad barons. Aimée had a tale or two to tell. Aside from lavish parties, husbands, and lovers, she traveled widely throughout Asia. She tells of escaping headhunters in Borneo, poisoning ... View more info

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The Siege of Petersburg (Civil War Times, Special Edition, Illustrated)

By: Cullen, Joseph P.; Ray, Frederic

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Eastern Acorn Press: 1970

Seller ID: 2262609

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear to wrappers, wrappers faintly toned. 1970 Stapled Binding. 49 pp. Includes black-and-white maps, illustrations, and photographs. The Richmond–Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864, to March 25, 1865,[3] during the American Civil War. Although it is more popularly known as the Siege of Petersburg, it was not a classic military siege, in which a city is usually surrounded and all supply lines are cut off, nor was it strictly limited to actions against Petersburg. The campaign consisted of nine months of trench ... View more info

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Deeds of a Great Railway: A Record of the Enterprise and Achievements of the London and North-Western Railway Company during the Great War, with Illustrations

By: Darroch, G.R.S.; Maxse, L.J. (Preface)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199455

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed with minor loss of spine gilt. 1920 Hard Cover. xvi, 214 pp. 8vo. An account of the London and North-Western Railway during World War I. This railroad was, in the late 19th century, the largest joint stock company in the world. From preface: 'Every factor of that great organisation was subordinated to the common object, and the Works at Crewe as urgency arose became a Munitions Department.' Contents include chapters on armoured trains, 'mechanical miscellanea', the graze-fuse, care of the cartridge case, gunnery and projectiles, the crewe tractor, drop-forging, an... View more info

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Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know about America's Greatest Conflict But Never Learned (Don't Know Much About Series)

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: William Morrow: 1996

Seller ID: 2166778

Condition: Good


Fore-edge worn w/ some fraying to jacket at fore-edge. Jacket lightly soiled. Pages clean and bright.Good. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 519 pp. Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope? Where did the Underground Railroad run? Did General Sherman really say, War is Hell? If you can't answer these questions, you're not alone. Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Now New York Times bestselling author ... View more info

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Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know about America's Greatest Conflict But Never Learned

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1997

Seller ID: 2207244

Condition: Good


Spine lightly creased, wrappers and pages lightly toned, bookplate and ink name/date to half-title page. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 518 pp. Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope? Where did the Underground Railroad run? Did General Sherman really say, War is Hell? If you can't answer these questions, you're not alone. Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Now New York Times bestselling ... View more info

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Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know about America's Greatest Conflict But Never Learned

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199569

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 518 pp. 8vo. Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope? Where did the Underground Railroad run? Did General Sherman really say, War is Hell? If you can't answer these questions, you're not alone. Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Now New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis comes to the rescue, deftly sorting out the players, the politics,... View more info

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Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know about America's Greatest Conflict But Never Learned

By: Davis, Kenneth C.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2001

Seller ID: 2206402

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned, wrappers lightly rubbed, small stain to bottom page ridge. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 518 pp. Why did Abraham Lincoln sneak into Washington for his inauguration? was the Gettysburg Address written on the back of an envelope? Where did the Underground Railroad run? Did General Sherman really say, War is Hell? If you can't answer these questions, you're not alone. Millions of Americans, bored by dull textbooks, are in the dark about the most significant event in our history. Now New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis c... View more info

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Loon Lake

By: Doctorow, E.L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274132

ISBN: 039450691X

Condition: Good


First trade edition. Boards lightly discolored, page ridges lightly foxed, jacket a bit toned, small light stain on jacket spine base. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 258 pp. 8vo. It is the Great Depression of the 1930s, and a passionate young man from Paterson, New Jersey, leaves home to find his fortune. What he finds, on a cold and lonely night in the Adirondack Mountains, is a vision of life so different from his own that it changes his destiny, leading him from the side of a railroad track to a magical place called Loon Lake. View more info

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New York Central's Stations and Terminals

By: Doughty, Geoffrey H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: TLC Publishing, Inc.: 1999

Seller ID: 2295684

ISBN: 1883089476

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A nice copy. 1999 Large Hardcover. vi, 168 pp. The great stations and terminals built by the New York Central Railroad during the first half of the century became indexes of corporate and civic pride, with the Great Steel Fleet sparing no expenses to infuse art, style, and function into celebrated designs like Manhattan's Grand Central Station. An engaging text incorporates a gallery of interior and exterior photography to examine the terminals which the New York Central built in major cities like New York, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, as well as along inte... View more info

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Great Train Disasters

By: Eastlake, Keith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Motorbooks International: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265864

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. Despite the engineering ingenuity that has gone into making trains safe, rail disasters have occurred since the early days of steam locomotion. Great Train Disasters is a fascinating account of horror and heroism on the world's railroads. First-rate illustrations of the aftermath of these catastrophic accidents, a text written by a railroad enthusiast, and details and photographs of more than 50 rail disasters around the world make Great Train Disasters a significant compilation worthy of the library of any railroad enthusiast. View more info

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Sherman Hill

By: Ehernberger, James L.; Gschwind, Francis G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E & G Publications: 1978

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287852

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. No jacket. Board corners very lightly rubbed. 1978 Large Hardcover. 128 pp. This is a comprehensive and expert account of the saga of Union Pacific rails across Sherman Hill. Traversing the terrain between Cheyenne and Laramie presented the railroad with a challenge -- oddly, this hill was much more challenging than crossing the Continental Divide in Wyoming. View more info

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Getting There By Train, Transit, Boat & Bus No 10. Fall/Winter 1983

By: Feeney, James

Price: $4.00

Publisher: National Association of Railroad Passeners: 1983

Seller ID: 2140093

Condition: Very Good


Light rubbing to wrappers. 1983 Stapled Binding. With articles on traveling through the Rocky Mountains, the stations of Boston, and much more! View more info

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Steam Trains

By: Fitzsimons, Bernard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc.: 1982

Seller ID: 2295136

ISBN: 0890095132

Condition: Very Good


Front joint very slightly sprung. 1982 Large Hardcover. 95 pp. ...captures the unique appeal of its fascinating subject in contemporary illustrations and photographs from around the world, and in a commentary which traces the origins of the railways, the growth of the national systems, the divergence of design trends and the vital innovations that have shaped its development. View more info

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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

By: Foner, Eric

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Norton: 2016

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292460

ISBN: 0393352196

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the... View more info

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A Pathfinder in the Southwest: The Itinerary of Lieutenant A.W. Whipple During His Explorations for a Railway Route from Fort Smith to Los Angeles in the Years, 1853-1854 (American Exploration and Travel)

By: Foreman, Grant

Price: $35.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206623

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light smudge to bottom page ridge, pages very faintly toned.One inch by one inch chip to top edge of jacket front, two inch tear to bottom edge of jacket front, one inch tear to top edge of jacket front, jacket edges rubbed with small chips and tears. 1941 Hard Cover. xv, 298 pp. Whipple's itinerary remains one of the most interesting, authoritative, and human journals on the Southwest, as it was before settlement. With the enthusiasm of a young man realizing his responsibility, he let nothing escape his observation. He describes the Indians and frontiersmen whom he met (many of... View more info

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I Love America: The Memoirs of Command Sergeant Major Tadeusz Gaweda U.S. Army (Ret.) with Charles E. Glover

By: Gaweda, Tadeusz; Glover, Charles E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273778

ISBN: 0805945970

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription: For Phil Coates--A fellow classmate of Class 2, MSASMA. You represent loyalty, courage and commitment. With gratitude and affection. Tad Gaweda, 7-20-Y2K. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. 264 pp. In full flight from the advancing Russian army, Nazi legions pour into Kamien-Koszyrski, Poland, in November 1943. The Nazi troops invade the town in a frenzy, routing townspeople from their homes and loading them onto horse-drawn wagons – the first step in what will become a nightmare journey to a German labor camp. Ten-year-old Tadeusz Gaweda, hi... View more info