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The men who loved trains the story of men who battled greed to save an ailing industry by Rush Jr Loving

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington, IN .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementRush Loving, Jr.
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LC ClassificationsHE
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 360 p. :
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22729464M
ISBN 100253347572
OCLC/WorldCa62133723

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In The Men Who Loved Trains, author Loving uncovers intrigue, greed, lust for power, boardroom battles, "A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land--Americas railroads--this book also introduces some of the most dynamic people in America/5. This thread was inspired by a book review of Rush Loving's THE MEN WHO LOVED TRAINS and the last previous post was Feb. 19, A post that might be sparked by the book but not central to the book--Best Book About Conrail, for example--can stay as is or be moved to a specific post of its own, thread-founder's choice, if suitable. Rush Loving talked about his book The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry, published by Indiana University described boardroom battles and. The book is really a business/history book. It is like "The Battle Cry of Freedom" which covered the Civil War in one book. If you want a good review of Northeastern railroading in one book this is it.

“The Men Who Loved Trains is a riveting morality story of intrigues, boardroom battles, corporate takeovers, and secret cabals aiming for control of a large part of America's transport system. A rare behind-the-scenes story of an epic battle over power and personal gain.”.   "The men who loved trains deserve a writer who loves them as well. This excellent book is a perfect match of subject and author." —Carol Loomis, Fortune "The Men Who Loved Trains is a riveting morality story of intrigues, boardroom battles, corporate takeovers, and secret cabals aiming for control of a large part of America's transport : Indiana University Press. In The Men Who Loved Trains Rush Loving Jr. takes the reader through the most tirmulous time in the history of the rail industry. Beginning with the merger-mania of the early ’s and ending with the Conrail split, quite a lot of railroad history is condensed into pages. Men such as he were shy of scruples, yet there were also those who loved trains and railroading, and who played key roles in reshaping transportation in the northeastern United States. This book will delight not only the rail fan, but anyone interested in American business and by: 3.

Men such as he were shy of scruples, yet there were also those who loved trains and railroading, and who played key roles in reshaping transportation in the northeastern United States. This book will delight not only the rail fan, but anyone interested in American business and Rating: % positive. "The men who loved trains deserve a writer who loves them as well. This excellent book is a perfect match of subject and author." -- Carol Loomis * Fortune * "This absorbing book takes you on an entertaining ride through the train wars of the last 30 years/5(57). An award-winning account of a crisis in railroad history: “This absorbing book takes you on an entertaining ride.” —Chicago Tribune A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land—America’s railroads—The Men Who Loved Trains introduces the chieftains who have run the railroads, both those who set about. An award-winning account of a crisis in railroad history: “This absorbing book takes you on an entertaining ride.” —Chicago Tribune A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land—America’s railroads—The Men Who Loved Trains introduces the chieftains who have run the railroads, both those who set about grabbing power and big salaries for themselves, and Brand: Indiana University Press.