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Railroad Noir The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century

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ISBN-10: 0253354463

ISBN-13: 9780253354464

Edition: 2010

Authors: Linda G. Niemann, Joel Jensen

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Culled from the 20 years she spent traveling the American West as a freight brakeman and conductor, Linda Grant Niemann delves into the darker side of railroading in Railroad Noir. The 1990s were a time of crisis for workers caught in the breakup of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Niemann's tales of exhaustion, alcoholism, homelessness, and corporate blundering present a revelatory account of railroading life. Photographer Joel Jensen realizes Niemann's vision of the working West with images of cowboy bars, blue motels, and railroaders working in electrical storms, white-outs, and desert heat waves. The result is an honest, gritty, and striking collaboration.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 5/11/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 11.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 2.684
Language: English

Linda Grant Niemann teaches creative nonfiction at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. She is author of Railroad Noir: The American West at the End of the Twentieth Century (IUP, 2010).