The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club): A
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, se...
- ASIN: B01A4ATV0A
Train Country: An Illustrated History of Canadian National
This giant book illustrates the history of the Canadian National Railway (“World’s Greatest Travel System”) created after World War I with a combination of resources from five financially troubled railroads. Canadian National played a central role in the population growth of the more remote northern areas of Canada, moved passengers between major cities in style, and was instrumental in the movement of goods both to market and to the country’s smaller towns. The story is told by engineers, porters, signalmen and others in this 192-page softcover volume. A truly beautiful book! Large format, 9½ x 11", 181 black/white photographs.
- Brand: Brand: Heimburger House Publishing Co.
- ASIN: 0911581375
National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 4th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the
Discover America's best scenic drives--plus 25 new drives--mile by mile, in this photo-filled, detail-packed travel book. There are famous drives here, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Natchez Trace, and some of the prettiest sections of the Great River Road; and lesser-known drives as well, including the back roads of Pennsylvania's Dutch Country; Maryland's quiet Eastern Shore; and Michigan's remote Whitefish Bay. Some drives are jaw-droppingly magnificent--Wyoming's Centennial Scenic Byway and Oregon's dramatic Columbia River Gorge--while others possess quiet beauty, such as the lovely Flint Hills byways of Kansas. Among the 25 new drives is the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Byway in Maryland; Scenic Byway 143--Utah's Patchwork Parkway; and Washington's White Pass Scenic Byway.Describing the scenery, history, and points of interest along each route, veteran National Geographic writers combine their regional knowledge and storytelling techniques to ensure that your next road trip is a success. Also included are 375 glorious photographs and four-color maps for every drive, along with information on road conditions, driving times, site addresses, visiting hours, admission fees, and more. It all adds up to a "must have" reference for every adventurous motorist.
- Color: Paperback
- Brand: National Geographic
- ASIN: 1426210140
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National
A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Alfred Runte's Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks, this new edition now includes protected landscapes and historical sites east of the Mississippi made possible or influenced by railroads: the Hudson River Valley; Delaware Water Gap; Harpers Ferry; Indiana Dunes; Gettysburg; Steamtown; and the Shenandoah, Great Smoky Mountains, and Acadia National Parks. Illustrated with paintings, posters, photographs, and artifacts from major libraries and public archives, as well as America's railroads and the author's private collection, this book is a sight to behold as well as a wonderful, nostalgic armchair read.
- ASIN: 1570984425
National Geographic Walking Barcelona: The Best of the
See the best of Barcelona with this streamlined walking guide, complete with 13 step-by-step itineraries and maps, to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced by National Geographic's famous eye for good pictures. More than just a guidebook, Walking Barcelona is full of information about the city and its people. The guide is divided into the following sections:The Whirlwind Tours section shows you how to see the entire city in a day or a weekend; what sites will interest kids most; plus, a hedonist's tour that's pure pleasure from dawn to midnight and beyond. The Neighborhoods section of the book presents the city broken down into eight itineraries that lead you on a step-by-step tour to the best sites in each of the city's greatest neighborhoods--from Ciutat Vella and Barceloneta to Barri Gotic and the Rambla to the Eixample and Uptown and beyond. Each itinerary includes such special features as "Distinctly Barcelona...," highlighting quintessential aspects of the city (coffee & cava, the Catalan culture, and soccer); "Best Of," providing specific thematic groupings of sights, such as city views, sporty ...
- ASIN: 1426212712
Hitler's Trains : The German National Railway and the Third
- ASIN: 0752429817
The Trains of Jasper-Canadian National's Yellowhead
- ASIN: B01MQNX1S4
Canadian National Railway (Railroad Color
Author Tom Murray provides an unprecedented look at a national icon, from its genesis amid the turmoil surrounding World War I to its acquisition of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway and its lease of BC Rail, both in 2003. In addition to exploring Canadian National operations and equipment through depression, war, modernization, and acquisitions, Murray explains how the railway affected and was influenced by the vast and varied regions it served. Marvelous photography from top shooters and Canadian archives, along with period timetables and print ads, illustrate CN's extraordinary geographic reach, diverse operations, and social and economic roles, both as a government entity for 70-plus years and more recently as a privatized industry exemplar.
- ASIN: 076031764X
National Geographic: Railroad Legacy Map of the United States in gift box Wall Map (36 x 24 inches) (National Geographic Reference
National Geographic's new Railroad Legacy Map of the United States illustrates the many ways railroads have impacted the nation and shaped people's daily lives. From the creation of time zones still used today to the contributions to the country's economic and industrial development, America's railroad legacy is interwoven with the growth of the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries and of the century to come.The map portrays the routes of today's seven Class 1 (major) railroads, Amtrak's passenger routes, as well as those of the more than one hundred Class 1 railroads that ran in 1920 when five percent of the nation's work force—more than 2 million people—were employed by these lines. The map also highlights present-day and 1920 rail hubs along with text and illustrations of key events in America's railroad history such as the opening of New York City's Grand Central Terminal in 1913 and the last Class I line to employ steam locomotives in 1960. Notable sites such as tunnels, train spotting locations, and railroad museums are also included on this map.The map is packaged in a full color box that is perfect for gift giving. The box includes details about the map with its size and scale as well as a large section of the map that displays the cartography found inside.Map...
- ASIN: 1597755435
- UPC: 749717104600
The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich: A History of the German National Railway Volume 1,
The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1932, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In the first detailed history of this important organization, Alfred Mierzejewski presents a sophisticated analysis of the Reichsbahn's operations, finances, and political and social roles. In addition, he uses the story of the Reichsbahn to gain new perspectives on modern German economic and political history. Mierzejewski describes and analyzes the beginnings of the national railway in Germany and the problems that it faced. He examines the Reichsbahn's noncapitalistic, "commonweal" approach to economic management and shows how the railway was used to hold Germany together, especially in the face of Bavarian particularism. Mierzejewski's account also provides unparalleled insight into Germany's reparations policies, demonstrating that Germany was fully capable of paying the Dawes annuities and that the government's claims that reparations paid by the Reichsbahn hurt both the railway and Germany were groundless. A second volume will cover the period from 1933 to 1945.
- ASIN: 1469613832
Railway Day Trips: 160 classic train journeys around
Fully updated essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland.This pocket companion is perfect for both casual and seasoned rail travellers. Plan adventures, follow the changing landscape through the train window and discover fascinating destinations.Each journey incorporates a location map and descriptive text on its history and geography, plus some of the highlights awaiting you at each destination. High-quality photographs illustrate every route throughout the book.Based on his extensive knowledge of British rail travel, the author reveals appealing quirks of the various routes and provides practical tips on how to make the most of your journey.160 day trips from all over the country are featured, departing from major towns and cities and culminating at a variety of interesting destinations.This 2nd edition includes 10 new routes:• Cambridge to Ipswich• Hereford to Newport• Cardiff to Ebbw Vale• Carmarthen to Fishguard• Manchester to Southport• Sheffield to Lincoln• Middlesbrough to Newcastle• Glasgow to Perth• Edinburgh to Tweedbank• Inverness to Wick
- ASIN: B01MRVM374
The Journey: The Fine Art of Traveling by
Train trips are classic yet very of the moment. Whether a quick escape through the Alps or a getaway from coast to coast lasting several days, this book takes its readers for a ride through beautiful routes on the most exceptional trains with the best interiors. Trains have always been the only truly cultivated way to travel. Today, in the age of budding airlines, never-ending security controls, and sustainability issues, this is truer than ever before. The slower rhythm from departure to arrival, the relaxed glide through the landscape, and the shift between city and country fill rail enthusiasts with great joy and are pleasures waiting to be discovered by the uninitiated. The Journey presents a varied selection of extraordinary travel opportunities by train from around the world. The reader is invited aboard modern high-speed trains, spectacular panoramic railways, dining carriages, rolling casinos, and elegant compartments of historic luxury trains. The book presents the exteriors and interiors of these different trains, their routes, and their defining character. It takes the reader on a journey to breathtaking canyons and romantic landscapes, recounts adventurous travel reports, and describes the history and current developments of well-known trains, including the Napa Valle...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 3899555694
Antique Train 36" Round Tablecloths, Northern Type Steam Train National Railways Hand Drawn Image Fabric Tabletop Cover for Dining Room
Yahonwa custom-made tablecloths with unique designs and brilliant colors bring you fabulous visual art and spiritual entertainment. Liven up your dining room or kitchen. The print table cloths / covers add more fun and gorgeous taste. Our tablecloth is more than protecting your table, while meeting consumers demand for ornaments. The vintage print tablecloth literally goes anywhere.The patterned tablecloth is made of 100% polyester. It's soft, durable, unfading and wrinkle free. Hassle-free maintenance and it is perfect for dining tables, kitchen tables, outdoor picnic tables and other event usages. The colors of tablecloths may be a little bit different from the pictures because of computer screen. Please allow 1-2" tolerance.Buy from us to get wonderful tablecloths with manufacturer warranty and thoughtful customer service.
- Color: Color14
- Brand: Yahonwa
- ASIN: B07V62XZJ5
R2774 Train Canadian National Railway Case Cover For IPHONE
R2774 Train Canadian National Railway Case Cover For IPHONE 5CGraphic Printed Hard Case For IPHONE 5C.Hard Case Cover For IPhone - Graphic Printed Design Including Sides and Corner.Full Wrap Sides and Corner, High Gloss, Full Photo.The image will print in high quality on the front face and around the sides. Forged From High Grade Hard Plastic Slim-fit scratch resistant lightweight cases.Patented photo print technology. Provides robust phone protection.This phone case is not a sticker or cheap metal printed insert. Durable Lightweight.The cases are not only visually stunning but are also highly practical and provide robust phone protection. Forged from high grade hard plastic, they are both durable and lightweight.
- Brand: jjphonecase
- ASIN: B01BALH4WO
- UPC: 053119609817
LEC USA 2001 Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation Battery Operated Train
Complete with true-to-life details and featuring popular train models from different eras, these battery-powered scale model train sets from LEC USA are also simple to put together and enjoy. This Amtrak National Railroad Passenger Corporation Battery Operated Train Set is powered by the P42 Engine electric diesel developed by GE. Lightweight, aerodynamic and of single form design it is much more efficient than older engines and they are powered bay V-16 diesel engine that produces 4250 units of horsepower. The max speed of a life-size P42 is 110 MPH!
- Brand: LEC USA
- ASIN: B014LQR9V6
- UPC: 889234000013
Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs (National Geographic Collectors
For more than 100 years, National Geographic has set the standard for nature, culture, and wildlife photography. In Through the Lens, 250 spectacular imagessome famous, others rarely seenare gathered in one lavish, newly formatted volume.Through the Lens is divided into geographical regions with a special section devoted to space exploration. Each geographical section features an outstanding array of photographs that exemplifies the area’s unique people, wildlife, archaeology, culture, architecture, and environment, accompanied by brief but informative captions. From Barry Bishop’s heroic Mount Everest climb in the 1950s to the glorious wildlife of Asia and Africa, from ancient Maya culture to the Afghan woman found 17 years after her piercing green eyes captivated the world, these are some of the finest and most important photographs ever taken.Featuring master photographers from the late 1800s to today, including Frans Lanting, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey, Jodi Cobb, William Albert Allard, Nick Nichols, and Annie Griffiths Belt, Through the Lens is an extraordinary photographic celebration of some of the greatest the world has to offer.
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 1426205260
The Trains of Jasper-Canadian National's Yellowhead
Travel to western Canada and the beautiful Canadian Rockies for some great mainline railroading action! Canadian National s transcontinental mainline passes through Jasper and crosses lovely Yellowhead Pass, the continental divide. You ll see a multitude of trains on this route, passing through great scenery, with lots beautiful mountain lakes and lofty peaks as we follow the line from Valemount, British Columbia, up and over Yellowhead Pass, past Jasper, Alberta, then east to Hinton. You ll see a variety of freights including manifests and doublestack intermodals, plus lots of passenger action including Via s Canadian and Skeena trains, as well as the Rocky Mountaineer cruise train. If you like contemporary railroading, then you ll want this program! Widescreen Presentation. Running time 65 minutes.
- ASIN: B000WCDI8W
- UPC: 616964026347
National Geographic Traveler:
From bustling Zurich to the Swiss capital of Bern, from the Matterhorn in Zermatt to the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino in the south, National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland guides you to the better- and lesser-known sights of this pristine European country. In between, you'll discover the cultural and natural treasures--including hundreds of museums, architectural masterpieces, parks, and lakes--Switzerland has to offer. Among the special features of National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland are sidebars detailing experiences throughout the country, to make sure that you get to know the culture, and the people, inside and out. You can learn about Swiss watchmaking in Biel, for example, make your own Swiss chocolate at a culinary workshop, and find the best local designers' clothing in Zurich. Insider tips, in addition, provided by an array of National Geographic experts--photographers, writers, and grantees who have spent significant time in Switzerland--direct you to favorite restaurants, festivals, and other information that only locals know. Guided walks and drives are always a popular feature in our guides, and in National Geographic Traveler: Switzerland, these include a drive across the famous Great St. Bernard Pass, a hike through Appenzellerland and the Lake Constan...
- Brand: National Geographic Society
- ASIN: 142620860X
Oasis Supply Train Candle Holder Birthday
Oasis Supply offers a wide range of birthday candles. From numbers, to letters, from sports to sweet sixteen and for all occasions. Many of our candles can be used as the cake decoration. They are fun, festive and vibrant. WARNING: To Prevent Fire: Keep burning candles within sight, Keep out of the reach of children and pets, and Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
- Color: Multicolor
- Brand: Oasis Supply
- ASIN: B000T9S2BG
- UPC: 021466709030
Trainline UK: Live Train Times, Tickets &
- Brand: thetrainline
- ASIN: B00NEQRNNE
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