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The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads, Vogel Charity Ann

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Автор: Vogel Charity Ann
Название:  The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads
ISBN: 9780801449086
Издательство: Cornell University Press
ISBN-10: 0801449081
Обложка/Формат: Hardback
Страницы: 312
Вес: 0.599 кг.
Дата издания: 15.08.2013
Серия: History
Язык: English
Иллюстрации: Illustrations
Размер: 235 x 155 x 28
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
Ключевые слова: Trains & railways: general interest, HISTORY / United States / 19th Century,HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA),TRANSPORTATION / Railroads / History
Подзаголовок: The 1867 train wreck that shocked the nation and transformed american railroads
Поставляется из: Англии

Angola Horror

Автор: Vogel Charity
Название: Angola Horror
ISBN: 1501732633 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781501732638
Издательство: Cornell University Press
Цена: 2462 р.
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Описание: On December 18, 1867, the Buffalo and Erie Railroad’s eastbound New York Express derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York, on the shores of Lake Erie. The last two cars of the express train were pitched completely off the tracks and plummeted into the creek bed below. When they struck bottom, one of the wrecked cars was immediately engulfed in flames as the heating stoves in the coach spilled out coals and ignited its wooden timbers. The other car was badly smashed. About fifty people died at the bottom of the gorge or shortly thereafter, and dozens more were injured. Rescuers from the small rural community responded with haste, but there was almost nothing they could do but listen to the cries of the dying—and carry away the dead and injured thrown clear of the fiery wreck. The next day and in the weeks that followed, newspapers across the country carried news of the "Angola Horror," one of the deadliest railway accidents to that point in U.S. history.In a dramatic historical narrative, Charity Vogel tells the gripping, true-to-life story of the wreck and the characters involved in the tragic accident. Her tale weaves together the stories of the people—some unknown; others soon to be famous—caught up in the disaster, the facts of the New York Express’s fateful run, the fiery scenes in the creek ravine, and the subsequent legal, legislative, and journalistic search for answers to the question: what had happened at Angola, and why? The Angola Horror is a classic story of disaster and its aftermath, in which events coincide to produce horrific consequences and people are forced to respond to experiences that test the limits of their endurance. Vogel sets the Angola Horror against a broader context of the developing technology of railroads, the culture of the nation’s print media, the public policy legislation of the post–Civil War era, and, finally, the culture of death and mourning in the Victorian period. The Angola Horror sheds light on the psyche of the American nation. The fatal wreck of an express train nine years later, during a similar bridge crossing in Ashtabula, Ohio, serves as a chilling coda to the story.

On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts

Автор: Kroeker Ann, Craig Charity Singleton
Название: On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts
ISBN: 0989854248 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780989854245
Издательство: Неизвестно
Цена: 1234 р.
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Описание: Is your writing life all it can be?Let this book act as your personal coach, to explore the writing life you already have and the writing life you wish for, and close the gap between the two.Gain insights through helpful stories from the authors' established writing careers. Explore twelve simple (but vital) habits-through journaling, writing prompts, bonus activities, and discussion questions. The honest and witty stories help build a vision for a satisfying, sustainable writing life, while the prompts and activities on the twelve vital habits will help you make that life a reality. Also includes extra resources like "tools for the writing life," "recommended reading," "Artist Dates," "resources for writing a book proposal," and "resources for launching a writers group."Sage, surprising, endlessly useful *** The Masters in Fine Living Series is designed to help people live a mindful life through the power of reading, writing, and just plain living. Look for titles with the tabs read, write, live, play, learn, or grow-and join a culture of individuals interested in living deeply, richly.

Christmas Mail Order Brides: 15 Heartwarming Historical Holiday Romances (Clean and Wholesome Inspirational Short Stories)

Автор: Phillips Charity, Smith Faith-Ann
Название: Christmas Mail Order Brides: 15 Heartwarming Historical Holiday Romances (Clean and Wholesome Inspirational Short Stories)
ISBN: 153941292X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781539412922
Издательство: Неизвестно
Цена: 3787 р.
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Описание: This Christmas, Charity Phillips and Faith-Ann Smith are pleased to bring you Christmas Mail Order Brides, a collection of the following 15 heartwarming historical holiday romances:

Olivia's Christmas On The Frontier

Abigail's Christmas Gift

Mail Order Bride Sarah

Elizabeth's Christmas Miracle

Mail Order Bride Caroline

Mail Order Bride Louisa

Mail Order Bride Emily

Mail Order Bride Charlotte

Mail Order Bride Betsy

Mail Order Bride: Jane's Story

Mail Order Bride: Rebecca's Story

Mail Order Bride: Lucy's Story

Mail Order Bride: Rose's Story

Sophie's Christmas On The Frontier

Letters From The Gold Rush Wagon

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