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Boomer Railroad Memoirs (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0253222834
ISBN-13: 9780253222831
Sku: 214982937
Publish Date: 4/1/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  280
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Originally published: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
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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. 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 alcoholism. In honest, clean prose, Niemann treks off the beaten path and into the forgotten places along the rail lines, finding true American characters with colorful pasts -- and her true self as well.

Author Bio
Leslie Marmon Silko
Silko is part Pueblo, Laguna, Mexican, and white. She grew up on the Laguna Pueblo reservation near Albuquerque and attended the University of New Mexico. Silko published her first book of poems, "Laguna Women Poems" in 1974, and her first novel, "Ceremony", in 1977. Many of her works, both prose and poetry, deal with the preservation of the oral traditions and ceremonies of the Laguna Pueblo Indians

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0280
Product attributePublisher:   Indiana University Press
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