The Train Derails in Boston

Author: Jessica McHugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943720064

Category:

Page: 346

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CHERRYWOOD LODGE IS HAUNTED, AND THANK FUCK FOR ITS GHOSTS . . . Rebecca Malone has problems. Not just the alcohol. Not just her husband's inane attempts at writing a bestselling novel, their teenage daughter's promiscuity, or her certifiable mother. Not even her lover, who wants to take her husband's place in Cherrywood Lodge, the famous estate she now calls home. Her biggest issues start the moment she discovers a chest of ancient mahjong tiles in the basement of her new house, causing her life to spin out of control with hallucinations, sexual deviances, and grisly murders. Is the mahjong game haunted? Or are Rebecca's problems part of a different game, started before she was born?

Railroad Wrecks

Author: Edgar A. Haine

Publisher: Associated University Presses

ISBN: 9780845348444

Category: Transportation

Page: 235

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"This book recounts the most serious railroad accidents worldwide from 1853 to the present time. Relevant specifics of these disasters have been researched and summary narratives written. The central purpose of this volume is to record the horrendous details surrounding railroad calamities and, more importantly, to investigate, analyze, and derive beneficial knowledge about wreck causes and deduce corrective courses of action, setting forth successful principles of accident prevention that might be useful and applicable in rail operations everywhere. The ultimate purpose therefore has been to determine universal railroad safety doctrines, the application of which will lessen the frequency and severity of future rail accidents and thereby reduce death tolls, passenger and employee injuries, and the attendant financial and material losses." "Covered herein in concise form are the accounts of 70 major rail disasters in the United States and 111 train catastrophes in various foreign countries. Included for quick reference are two tabulations showing pertinent particulars for all the railroad disasters treated in this volume. The reader, if he peruses this long list of wreck narratives, will acquire a unique understanding of the widespread incident of rail accidents and, perhaps, arrive at a personal judgment on how to best further the noble cause of accident prevention. Certainly, he will gain an eye-opening view of the dreadful scope of the long-term operational misfortunes that have plagued the mighty "Iron Horse."" "More than one hundred photographs taken at the scenes of the accidents illustrate this volume." "A substantial introduction elucidates the history of railroading in relation to death-dealing mishaps, operating safeguards, railroad personnel, the human factor, the grade crossing dilemma, rail unions and worker discipline, safety research efforts, code of railroad working rules, alcohol and drug problems, the Harriman safety awards, the legendary rail cabooses, and accident prevention guidelines." "The eleven-part appendix includes a historical/statistical review of safety on the United States railroads and reports on the horrendous Louisville & Nashville Railroad hazardous materials spillage at Crestview, Florida, on 8 April 1970. Also summarized are the rail accident prevention philosophies practiced on four foreign railway systems."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971

Author: Craig Sanders

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253342164

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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The passenger train has long held a special place in the imagination of Americans, and Indiana was once a bustling passenger train crossroads. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971 brings to life the countless locals, accommodation trains, and secondary expresses that Hoosiers patronized during the Golden Age of the passenger train. Craig Sanders gives us a comprehensive history of intercity passenger service in Indiana, from the time railroads began to develop in the state in the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations. Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discusses the factors that shaped that railroad's passenger service—such as prolonged financial difficulties, competition, and the influence of a strong leader—and concludes with a detailed account of its passenger operations in Indiana. Sixteen maps, 87 photographs, and other evocative illustrations supplement Sanders's text.

Principles of Information Systems

Author: Ralph Stair,George Reynolds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305482212

Category: Computers

Page: 752

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Delivering the latest research and most current coverage available, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 12E equips students with a solid understanding of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced. Covering the latest developments from the field and their impact on the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional, the twelfth edition includes expanded coverage of mobile solutions, an increased focus on energy and environmental concerns, new discussions on the growing use of cloud computing across the globe, a stronger career emphasis, and a fully updated running case. Learning firsthand how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs, students explore new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping the industry. The text introduces the challenges and risks of computer crimes, hacking, and cyberterrorism. It also presents some of the most current research on virtual communities and global IS work solutions as well as social networking. A long-running example illustrates how technology was used in the design, development, and production of this text. No matter where students' career paths may lead, PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 12E can help them maximize their success as employees, decision makers, and business leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Fundamentals of Information Systems

Author: Ralph Stair,George Reynolds

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305686160

Category: Computers

Page: 560

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Combining the latest research and most current coverage available into a succinct nine chapters, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E equips students with a solid understanding of the core principles of IS and how it is practiced. The streamlined 560-page eighth edition features a wealth of new examples, figures, references, and cases as it covers the latest developments from the field--and highlights their impact on the rapidly changing role of today's IS professional. In addition to a stronger career emphasis, the text includes expanded coverage of mobile solutions, energy and environmental concerns, the increased use of cloud computing across the globe, and two cases per chapter. Learning firsthand how information systems can increase profits and reduce costs, students explore new information on e-commerce and enterprise systems, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, green computing, and other issues reshaping the industry. The text introduces the challenges and risks of computer crimes, hacking, and cyberterrorism. It also presents some of the most current research on virtual communities, global IS work solutions, and social networking. No matter where students' career paths may lead, FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, 8E and its resources can help them maximize their success as employees, decision makers, and business leaders. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bride by Mail

Author: Katy Madison

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373297874

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

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27-year-old fur trader seeks wife and helpmate." Expecting a plain, dependable woman to reply to his advert, what Jack Trudeau actually gets is pampered fashion plate Olivia Hansson. There's no denying she's pretty, but patently ill-equipped for life in his simple log cabin—with its one bed—in the wild Rocky Mountains. Olivia must make a success of her new life. But how to convince her skeptical husband that she is capable? She doesn't cook and only knows how to grow flowers, not practical vegetables! Undaunted, Olivia sets out to win his grudging admiration—and his closely protected heart. Wild West Weddings Mail-order brides for three hard-working, hard-living men!

The Golden Age of Pinehurst

The Story of the Rebirth of

Author: Lee Pace

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607913

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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One of the finest golf courses in America in the early 1900s was the revered Pinehurst No. 2, designed by the legendary Donald Ross and first opened in 1907. Physically and mentally demanding, the course gave players options on every hole and required them to envision and execute recovery shots from the sandy perimeters and the pine forests as well as think creatively around the intricate greens. As a result, No. 2 became a favorite of the nation's top amateurs and professionals. Unfortunately, a modernization of the course over the last four decades stripped it of much of its character. In The Golden Age of Pinehurst, Lee Pace chronicles the breathtaking restoration of No. 2 from its recent slick and monochromatic presentation back to a natural potpourri of hardpan sand, wire grass, and Sandhills pine needles. The restored No. 2--accessible for amateur play, yet challenging enough for the professional--once again stands apart for its beauty, strategic appeal, and Old World flavor.

When Boston Rode the EL

Author: Frank Cheney,Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 143962741X

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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The Boston Elevated Railway broke ground in 1899 for a new transit service that opened in 1901, providing a seven-mile elevated railway that connected Dudley Street Station in Roxbury and Sullivan Square Station in Charlestown, two huge multilevel terminals. When the EL, as it was popularly known, opened for service, it provided an unencumbered route high above the surging traffic of Boston, until it went underground through the city. The new trains of the EL were elegant coaches of African mahogany, bronze hardware, plush upholstered seats, plate glass windows, and exteriors of aurora red with silver gilt striping and slate grey roofs. They stopped at ten equally distinguished train stations, designed by the noted architect Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow. All of this elegance, let alone convenience, could be had for the price of a five-cent ticket. The popularity of the EL was instantaneous. The railway continued to provide transportation service high above Boston’s streets until 1987, when it was unfortunately ended after 86 years of elevated operation. Today, the squealing wheels of the Elevated trains, the rocking coaches, the fascinating views, and the fanciful copper-roofed stations of the line are a missing part of the character of Boston, when one could ride high above the city for a nickel.

Painting in Boston, 1950-2000

Author: Rachel Rosenfield Lafo,Nicholas J. Capasso,Jennifer Uhrhane,DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558493646

Category: Art

Page: 264

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The art of Boston from the last half of the twentieth centuries is surveyed in a beautifully illustrated overview, featuring extensive illustrations from some of the best artists in Boston. (Fine Arts)

The Great Railway Revolution

The Epic Story of the American Railroad

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 0857897799

Category: History

Page: 300

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In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.

Baseball Hall of Shame

Author: Bruce Nash,Allan Zullo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671687662

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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A compilation of baseball's most embarrassing moments records the most outrageous blunders made by players, owners, managers, umpires, and fans

Death Train to Boston

Author: Dianne Day

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307417980

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Autumn 1908 finds Caroline Fremont Jones and her partner in love and work, Michael Kossoff, traveling incognito, riding the rails from San Francisco to Boston. The railroad hired the sleuthing couple to investigate a series of accidents. But before they can solve the mystery, they become victims of the worst mishap yet when their train blows up near Salt Lake City. Was it a callous act of vandalism-or something even more sinister? Michael isn't about to let his injuries slow down his search for answers...or for Fremont, who has not been seen since the accident-dead or alive. Fortunately, the badly injured Fremont was rescued from the train's wreckage. But her unlikely savior, the leader of a breakaway Mormon sect, has hidden her away in his remote wilderness community. It seems that Melancthon Pratt has big plans for Fremont...not the least of which is for her to become his sixth wife. Now Fremont's only hope is that her genius for artifice will help her devise an escape. That is, unless Michael, shadowed by an old nemesis and a mysterious stranger, can find her before a heartless killer claims both their lives. From the Paperback edition.

The Other Blacklist

The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s

Author: Mary Helen Washington

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of modern African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the blacklist and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists from the Black Popular Front. Washington's work incorporates these black intellectuals back into our understanding of mid-twentieth-century African American literature and art and expands our understanding of the creative ferment energizing all of America during this period. Mary Helen Washington reads four representative writers—Lloyd Brown, Frank London Brown, Alice Childress, and Gwendolyn Brooks—and surveys the work of the visual artist Charles White. She traces resonances of leftist ideas and activism in their artistic achievements and follows their balanced critique of the mainstream liberal and conservative political and literary spheres. Her study recounts the targeting of African American as well as white writers during the McCarthy era, reconstructs the events of the 1959 Black Writers' Conference in New York, and argues for the ongoing influence of the Black Popular Front decades after it folded. Defining the contours of a distinctly black modernism and its far-ranging radicalization of American politics and culture, Washington fundamentally reorients scholarship on African American and Cold War literature and life.

Faulkner Hospital

Author: Cara Marcus

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738573243

Category: History

Page: 127

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The story of Faulkner Hospital begins with the Faulkner family. Dr. George Faulkner's ancestry includes one of the first woolens manufacturers, a Revolutionary War colonel, and an accused Salem witch. When Dr. Faulkner's daughter Mary died, the hospital was established in her honor. Paul Revere's great-granddaughter broke ground on the hospital, which sits on land where the Peacock Tavern, owned by Samuel Adams, once stood. The original building contained 26 beds, 6 of which were free. A nursing school opened in 1903, on the day the hospital opened. Using images from the hospital's vast archives, Faulkner Hospital celebrates the hospital's centennial and explores its rich history as a leader in medicine, education, and community enrichment. Faulkner Hospital is a major teaching hospital to Harvard and Tufts Medical Schools, with many clinical firsts, like the discovery of rejuvenated blood. It is also home to world-renowned breast and headache centers and has implemented many unique concepts, including nurservers and monorails. Readers will learn about the hospital's role in the movie Whose Life Is It Anyway? and discover the famous writers, athletes, and royalty who have visited.