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Boomer Railroad Memoirs

Linda G. Niemann

Boomer Railroad Memoirs

by Linda G. Niemann

  • 357 Want to read
  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Cleis Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Railway transport industries,
  • Women railroad employees,
  • General,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography,
  • Niemann, Linda,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages252
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8418600M
    ISBN 100939416557
    ISBN 109780939416554

    Boomer - Railroad Memoirs University of California Press Berkley, CA. One woman's story of hiring out on the Southern Pacific in the late s and holding a job as a switchman, brakeman and later conductor only by booming around the system in order to hold a job. (Issued four years later in as On the Rails - A Memoir). Through his work as an anthropologist, Ted Polhemus is able to break down the Baby Boomer generation artfully in Boom! Part memoir, part analysis, the book shows how the culture of Boomers was formed and what it all means with the help of musical and stylistic references to the time. 65 Things To Do When You Retire Mark Evan Chimsky.

    Boomer: Railroad Memoirs 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. Linda Niemann is a conductor for the Union Pacific Railroad. She has a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of" Boomer: Railroad Memoirs. "Lina Bertucci is a photographer and a teacher of photography at the International Center of Photography, the New School, and New York University.

    Boomer Linda G. Niemann, Leslie Marmon Silko Published by Indiana University Press Niemann, Linda G. and Leslie Marmon Silko. Boomer: Railroad Memoirs. Main Shop - Books ISPWR International Society for Preservation of Women In Railroading offers traveling exhibits, famous women, live theatre and train girl.


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I would actually give this book 3 1/2 stars, because it's such an unusual story. "Boomer" describes the author’s experiences working as a brakeman for the railroad late in the 2oth Century, during a time of deregulation and the breakdown of union protections.

I came across an excerpt from this book, and was struck by the author’s “voice.”/5. 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 sexual and subcultural Boomer Railroad Memoirs book and traveling down a path toward recovery from alcoholism/5(15).

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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.

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Boomer combines travelogue, Wild West adventure, sexual memoir, and closely observed ethnography. BOOK 77 - [Boomer Railroad Memoirs] by [[Linda Niemann]] The fact that this was about a woman working on the railroad makes me want to rate it higher than I would otherwise, just because it's fun.

I mean who gets a Ph.D. and then goes to work as a brakeman for the railroad. Linda Niemann did.4/5(6). This volume is an odd amalgam of memoir, job manual and social study, as ex-druggie, ex-alcoholic, bisexual English Ph.D.

Niemann reflects on her decade as a boomer--a railroad. Get this from a library. Boomer: railroad memoirs. [Linda Niemann] -- Niemann writes about the railroaders' craft beyond the tracks, and the American landscape ; she candidly explores the diversity of her own complex nature--sexual, intellectual, spiritual.

Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Boomer Railroad Memoirs at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. Linda Niemann‘s Boomer: Railroad Memoirs is one of a handful of outstanding books, like Ben Hamper’s Rivethead, that have documented industrial working-class life in the United States, as experienced by the children of the sixties.

Boomer vividly illuminates how a generation of railroad workers faced the receding standard of living for workers in the seventies and eighties, in prose that. Click to read more about Boomer Railroad Memoirs by Linda Niemann. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers/5(6).

Get this from a library. Boomer: railroad memoirs. [Linda Niemann] -- An on-the-road spiritual autobiography, Boomer is a lesbian adventure of the American West, a story of personal transformation, of physicial jeopardy and exhaustion, of isolated places and precarious.

Linda Grant Niemann, Professor of English, teaches creative nonfiction and literature and is the author of three books: "On the Rails" (previously titled "Boomer: Railroad Memoirs"), "Railroad Voices," and "Railroad Noir." These literary nonfiction works chronicle her twenty-year career as a railroad.

Boomer: Railroad Memoirs by Linda Niemann A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the s: 1.

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 sexual and subcultural exploration and traveling down a path toward recovery from : Indiana University Press.

A crisp, often startingly frank, reminiscence&#;marred by excessive technical detail and some purple writing&#;of one of the first women to be hired as a brakeman by the Southern Pacific railroad.

Niemann was an unlikely ""boomer""&#;a brakeman who migrates around the country as work becomes available. She has, first of all, a Ph.D. in English from Berkeley. Moreover, by her own.The assignment was daunting: could I curate a list of 40 books for Baby Boomers?

The problem was not coming up with 40 books that I thought might speak to the generation born between and —the dilemma was cutting a list down to In the weeks I’ve been working on this list, I’ve added and subtracted over 90 books.Culled from the 20 years she spent traveling the American West as a freight brakeman and conductor, Linda Grant Niemann's Railroad Noir delves into the darker side of railroading.

The s were a time of crisis for workers caught in the breakup of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Niemann's tales of exhaustion, alcoholism, homelessness, and corporate blundering present a revelatory account of.