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Boomer: Railroad Memoirs (Railroads Past and Present)

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This classic account of self discovery and railroad life describes Linda Grant Niemann's travels as an itinerant brakeman on the Southern Pacific. Boomer combines travelogue, Wild West adventure, sexual memoir, and closely observed ethnography. A Berkeley Ph.D., Niemann turned her back on academia and set out to master the craft of railroad brakeman, beginning a journey of ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Indiana University Press
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Fascinating read from a perspective at once both too familiar and completely foreign. Left me wanting more.
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1.6/5.0 Pretty bad stuff. Thanks for wasting my time.
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