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The Railroader's Wife: Letters From The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (History Of The Americas)
The story of the railway has never been told in such a charming voice as in these letters by Bernice Medbury Martin. Bernice Medbury married railroader Leslie Martin in 1912 and arrived later that year in Prince Rupert at the height of rock blasting and railroad building. Lonely for her family in Wisconsin, Bernice wrote frequent letters home in which she described in stri ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Caitlin Press
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Delightful format. Personal letters from a Railroader's wife home during the final two years building the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. He an accountant and she a new wife. How she copes and the characters she meets. With factual historic detail, articles and photographs interspersed by the writer to provide technical and practical information regarding the work crews, bosses and financial realities pertinent to 1912-14! Travel during that time and conditions. Really very interesting. Makes me wi ...more
Dr. Jane Stevenson (born 1959) is a UK author who was born in London and brought up in London, Beijing and Bonn. She has lectured in history at Sheffield University, and teaches literature and history at the University of Aberdeen. Her fiction books include Several Deceptions, a collection of four novellas; a novel, London Bridges; and the historical trilogy made up of the novels The Winter Queen, ...moreMore about Jane Stevenson...