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John H. White - Wet Britches and Muddy Boots - 9780253356963 - V9780253356963
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Wet Britches and Muddy Boots

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Description for Wet Britches and Muddy Boots Hardcover. Real-life adventures of 19th-century travel Series: Railroads Past & Present. Num Pages: 544 pages, 280 b/w. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBTB; KNG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 251 x 190 x 43. Weight in Grams: 1339.

What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long distances often involved several modes of transportation and many days, even weeks. Baggage and sometimes even children were lost en route. Travelers might start out with a walk down to the river to meet a boat for the journey to a town where they caught a stagecoach for the ... Read more

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Publication date
Indiana University Press United States
Number of pages
Railroads Past & Present
Number of Pages
Place of Publication
Bloomington, IN, United States
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About John H. White
John H. White, Jr., is author of 13 books, including American Railroad Passenger Car, a nominee for the National Book Award. White was Curator for the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of American History from 1958 to 1990.

Reviews for Wet Britches and Muddy Boots
...[A] popular history, informative and engaging...White has given us a book that's as unusual as it is useful. Read it cover-to-cover or just pick out a random chapter in a stolen hour, and the book will be equally enjoyable either way.
Railroad History
Many authors have written about transportation subjects but few have ever provided an overview of ... Read more

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