Railroad noir the American West at the end of the twentieth century by Linda Niemann

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Railroads -- West (U.S.) -- Employees -- History,
  • Railroads -- Social aspects -- West (U.S.) -- History

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementnarratives by Linda Grant Niemann ; photographs by Joel Jensen.
SeriesRailroads past and present
ContributionsJensen, Joel.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD8039.R12 U659 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23944131M
ISBN 109780253354464
LC Control Number2009031092
OCLC/WorldCa433548911

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