Transatlantic Railwayman

Transatlantic Railwayman
Author: Mitchell Deaver
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2015-07-21
ISBN: 1504920562
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Railwayman Book Excerpt:

Following Railway Boy and Railway Man Mitchell Deaver now describes in Transatlantic Railwayman his adventures as a former British Railways employee thrust into the midst of American railroading. Mitchell Deaver begins a new career in 1989 with the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad, where he learns the rudiments of American railroading: hand signals, radio use and how to couple and uncouple freight cars. Hundred-car coal trains are an important aspect of work on this short line. In 1994 Mitchell Deaver moves to Conrail, where he trains to become a conductor on long-distance freight trains serving the cities of New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore. He masters territory totalling 780 route miles that includes thirty-two different yards and that stretches through the states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He relishes humorous exchanges with fellow workers. He becomes familiar with railroading terms of jitney, deadheading, footboard relief and thirty-day bump. He delights in railroad names of Karny, McCalls Ferry, Monty, Pomeroy, Port Road, Shellpot, Tillys and Trenton Line. Ride the rails with Mitchell Deaver and share experiences that range from the puzzling and unsettling through the revealing and exhausting to the exciting and exhilarating-experiences that even include a revelation!

Transatlantic Connections

Transatlantic Connections
Author: M. Wynn Thomas
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2009-11-01
ISBN: 1587295997
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Connections Book Excerpt:

In this series of textual readings and cultural comparisons, M. Wynn Thomas explores Whitman’s amazing ability to appeal across distances and centuries. The book’s contrasting sections reflect the two locations studied: the first shows Whitman in his time and place, while the second repositions him within the cultures of England and Wales from the late 19th to the late 20th century. In the opening chapter he is placed against the vivid, outrageous background of the New York of his time; the second finds evidence in his poetry of a critique of the new urban politics of the emerging city boss; the third radically redefines Whitman's relationship to his famous contemporary Longfellow. Other chapters deal with the Civil War poet, exploring the ways in which his poetic responses were in part shaped by his relationship to his soldier brother George, and his use of the meteorological discoveries of his day to fashion metaphors for imaging the different phases of the conflict. The second section ponders the paradox that this Whitman, who was so much the product of his specific time and limited “local” culture, should come to be accepted as an international visionary. The United Kingdom is taken as offering striking instances of this phenomenon, and his transatlantic admirers are shown to have been engaged in an unconscious process of “translating” Whitman into the terms of their own culturally specific social, political, and sexual preoccupations. Some of the connections explored are those between Whitman and Edward Carpenter, the so-called English Whitman; between Whitman and perhaps his greatest English critic, D. H. Lawrence; and between Whitman and the Welsh poets Ernest Rhys, Amanwy (David Rees Griffiths), Niclas y Glais (T. E. Nicholas), Waldo Williams, Glyn Jones, Dylan Thomas, and R. S. Thomas. This bold and original study, offering new points of entry into understanding Whitman as the product of his time and place as well as understanding the reception of Whitman in the U.K. as a process of cultural translation, should fascinate scholars of Whitman and students of comparative literature.

Australian Railwayman

Australian Railwayman
Author: Ron J. Fitch
Publsiher: Rosenberg Publishing
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1922013099
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Australian Railwayman Book Excerpt:

Ron Fitch was born in 1910 into a railway family. He began his career as a 16-year-old engineering cadet and completed it 46 years later, having worked at various times for two state railways and the Commonwealth, as Commissioner of South Australian Railways. In this book Fitch gives a vivid account not only of his career but of the camaraderie of the greater railway community, often experienced in the most trying of conditions. Fitch also writes about the advances in line-building techniques, derailments, floods and washaways, wrangles over attempts to implement standard gauge, and the politics of railways. Fitch is uniquely placed to write a book for all train enthusiasts, in which he celebrates both the men and the machinery, the toil, and the technology that opened up a vast and sparsely populated continent. Retirement has not dulled his spirit or his interest in railways. In 2002, at 92 years of age, he earned recognition from Guinness Book World Records when his thesis on South

Transatlantic Intellectual Networks 1914 1964

Transatlantic Intellectual Networks  1914 1964
Author: Hans Bak,Céline Mansanti
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN: 1527543390
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Intellectual Networks 1914 1964 Book Excerpt:

The twelve essays in this book – by scholars from the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic – offer new transnational perspectives in transatlantic historical, literary, and cultural studies. They explore the special role of American and European intellectuals as agents of transatlantic cultural transfer, and examine the mechanisms and instruments through which artists, writers and intellectuals communicated across oceans and national borders, in the half century between 1914 and 1964. Their focus is on transatlantic networks and the instruments of culture through which such networks become operative as sites of cross-cultural exchange, circulation and interaction: magazines, cafés, publishing houses, book fairs, agents, translators, and mediators – and last but not least, transatlantic personal friendships. Contending that the dynamics of transatlantic cultural transfer need to be understood as reciprocal and multi-directional, they also exemplify the shift within transatlantic intellectual history from a traditional concern with European-U.S. relations to a multidirectional, triangular exploration of cultural, political and intellectual relations between Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Transatlantic Antifascisms

Transatlantic Antifascisms
Author: Michael Seidman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-11-16
ISBN: 1108284779
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transatlantic Antifascisms Book Excerpt:

Antifascism has received little attention compared to its enemy. No historian or social scientist has previously attempted to define its nature and history - yet antifascism became perhaps the most powerful ideology of the twentieth century. Michael Seidman fills this gap by providing the first comprehensive study of antifascisms in Spain, France, the UK, and USA, with new interpretations of the Spanish Civil War, French Popular Front, and Second World War. He shows how two types of antifascism - revolutionary and counterrevolutionary - developed from 1936 to 1945. Revolutionary antifascism dominated the Spanish Republic during its civil war and re-emerged in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II. By contrast, counterrevolutionary antifascists were hegemonic in France, Britain, and the USA. In Western Europe, they restored conservative republics or constitutional monarchies based on Enlightenment principles. This innovative examination of antifascism will interest a wide range of scholars and students of twentieth-century history.

The Transatlantic Persuasion

The Transatlantic Persuasion
Author: Robert Kelley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN: 1000680150
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transatlantic Persuasion Book Excerpt:

This pioneering work is the basic and largely unmatched study of the single transatlantic community of thought shared by nineteenth century British and Canadian Liberals and American Democrats. The result of more than ten years of comparative research, The Transatlantic Persuasion explores the roots of those ideas that comprise a coherent Liberal-Democratic worldview: ideas about society, human relations, the economy, equality, liberty, the ethnocultural dimension of life, the proper role and nature of government and the world community.

The Transatlantic Disputations Essays and Meditations

The Transatlantic Disputations  Essays and Meditations
Author: GMW Wemyss,Markham Shaw Pyle
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 110545021X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Transatlantic Review

The Transatlantic Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Transatlantic

Transatlantic
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1945
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Our Transatlantic Flight

Our Transatlantic Flight
Author: Sir Arthur Whitten Brown
Publsiher: London : Kimber
Total Pages: 195
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Transatlantic flights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cumulative Book Index

Cumulative Book Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1856
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Railway Age

Railway Age
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1936
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Railway Gazette

The Railway Gazette
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1918
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Railroads
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science
Author: John Holmes,Sharon Ruston
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2017-05-18
ISBN: 1317042344
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth Century British Literature and Science Book Excerpt:

Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the transformation undergone by Western culture over the period was unprecedented. Many of these changes were grounded in the growth of science. Yet science was not a cultural monolith then any more than it is now, and its development was shaped by competing world views. To cover the full range of literary engagements with science in the nineteenth century, this companion consists of twenty-seven chapters by experts in the field, which explore crucial social and intellectual contexts for the interactions between literature and science, how science affected different genres of writing, and the importance of individual scientific disciplines and concepts within literary culture. Each chapter has its own extensive bibliography. The volume as a whole is rounded out with a synoptic introduction by the editors and an afterword by the eminent historian of nineteenth-century science Bernard Lightman.

The GWR Story

The GWR Story
Author: Rosa Matheson
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-02-29
ISBN: 0752485040
Category: Transportation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The GWR Story Book Excerpt:

The Great Western Railway – quickly coming to be known as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’ – was once regarded as the most advanced in the world. Engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel it was initially designed to connect Bristol to London and came to develop a distinct character all of its own, one of the many reasons why it remains a much-loved and popular area of interest. This book traces its history covering topics such as the company, its engines and carriages, its engineers – including Gooch, Dean, Armstrong, Collett, Churchward and of course Brunel – as well as the battle of the gauges. Full of little-known facts and figures and with numerous photographs and memorabilia as well as a timeline, it is a tale full of record breakers and mighty achievements waiting to be retold to a modern age.

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria
Author: Toyin Falola,Ann Genova,Matthew M. Heaton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2018-06-21
ISBN: 1538113147
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Nigeria Book Excerpt:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Nigeria: Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities

The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities
Author: Jan Bondeson
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN: 144567629X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities Book Excerpt:

A historian’s research skills combined with a physician’s diagnostic flair, exploring our timeless fascination with the unusual and downright bizarre people, events and theories in the colourful history of medicine.

Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education

Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education
Author: Wayne J. Urban
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 9460917550
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaders in the Historical Study of American Education Book Excerpt:

This volume consists of twenty six autobiographical essays by leading historians of American education which document the enormous variety of paths taken to get into this field. A companion to earlier volumes on philosophy of education and curriculum studies, the historians in this volume reflect a wide variety of interests that underlay accomplishment in this scholarly field. They come from diverse backgrounds that have animated their scholarly careers in compelling ways. Readers in any variety of educational or historical study should learn from this volume how unplanned careers can still result in highly successful sets of accomplishments. That realization is a tribute both to the individual contributors and to the great attractiveness of educational history to committed scholars of various backgrounds and orientations.

Translations on International Communist Developments

Translations on International Communist Developments
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eight Bells and Top Masts

Eight Bells and Top Masts
Author: Christopher Lee
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-06-19
ISBN: 0571296912
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Bells and Top Masts Book Excerpt:

The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who, at the age of 17, took his first job aboard the tramp ship Empire Heywood. Over two years this Lad would get to travel through the Suez canal, into the Indian Ocean and across the Pacific - so acquiring a panoramic view of the fading empire - before returning home to England as a man. The diaries give a splendid account of all the dramas of life aboard ship, with an eccentric cast of characters and a wealth of lively seafaring language. A third-person narrative from the author provides invaluable historical context.