Download e-book for iPad: A Lightning Slinger's Tales of the Rails by Vera Williams

By Vera Williams

ISBN-10: 0982907745

ISBN-13: 9780982907740

in the course of the nice melancholy, few ladies discovered paintings. no longer so for younger Vera Williams, who turned a railroad telegrapher earlier than completing highschool. Then she labored her manner via collage as a reduction agent for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Vera later earned her PhD in schooling, and have become often called the train-loving professor on the college of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
'Tales of the Rails' are highlights from her such a lot memorable days. From facing rats of varied species to plucking chickens, she'll attraction you along with her stories.

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