The Resource The great American railroad war : how Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris took on the notorious Central Pacific Railroad, Dennis Drabelle

The great American railroad war : how Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris took on the notorious Central Pacific Railroad, Dennis Drabelle

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The great American railroad war : how Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris took on the notorious Central Pacific Railroad
Title
The great American railroad war
Title remainder
how Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris took on the notorious Central Pacific Railroad
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Drabelle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. Drabelle tells a classic story of corporate greed vs. the power of the pen. The Central Pacific Railroad accepted US Government loans; but, when the loans fell due, the last surviving founder of the railroad avoided repayment. Bierce, at the behest of his boss William Randolph Hearst, swung into action writing over sixty stinging articles that became a signal achievement in American journalism. Later, Norris focused the first volume of his trilogy, The Octopus, on the freight cars of a thinly disguised version of the Central Pacific
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drabelle, Dennis
Dewey number
385.0979/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2791.C451
LC item number
D73
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bierce, Ambrose
  • Norris, Frank
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • Political corruption
Label
The great American railroad war : how Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris took on the notorious Central Pacific Railroad, Dennis Drabelle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Working on the railroad -- Hell-bent for promontory summit -- How to be very, very unpopular -- Ambrose Bierce at a low point -- Anatomy of the funding bill -- Bierce at war again -- The beast emerges from within Frank Norris -- Norris picks up a rake -- Mussel slough under a microscope -- Endings
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312667597
Lccn
2012010247
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759914180
  • 448548
  • (OCoLC)ocn759914180
  • 448548
Label
The great American railroad war : how Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris took on the notorious Central Pacific Railroad, Dennis Drabelle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Working on the railroad -- Hell-bent for promontory summit -- How to be very, very unpopular -- Ambrose Bierce at a low point -- Anatomy of the funding bill -- Bierce at war again -- The beast emerges from within Frank Norris -- Norris picks up a rake -- Mussel slough under a microscope -- Endings
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
306 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312667597
Lccn
2012010247
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)759914180
  • 448548
  • (OCoLC)ocn759914180
  • 448548

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