One More Train to Ride: The Underground World of Modern American Hoboes
Drawn from intimate interviews with 14 modern-day "steel rail nomads," One More Train to Ride provides a revealing picture of today's American hobo. Interspersed with their stories are original poems and songs echoing the ancient lyricism and loneliness of life on the road. Their connections with the past make the experiences of these hoboes even more striking, as they rid...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Indiana University Press
(first published October 8th 2003)
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Nov 11, 2010 Don rated it 3 of 5 stars
A fun little book to read. Williams relays the stories of various men and women who continue to live as hoboes, the train-hoppers that started significantly during the great depression. Provides first rate insight into the philosophy these individuals carry, what motivates and attracts them to this lifestyle, and random tricks of the trade so to speak. A short book, but provides a nice glimpse into a lives that I think many of us forget even continue to exist.