DANIEL WILLARD RIDES THE LINE by Edward Hungerford

DANIEL WILLARD RIDES THE LINE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Biography of the President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad which has the old time American appeal of the rise of a poor boy to unguessed heights. A Vermonter, unable to afford adequate schooling, he began at the bottom of the ladder and worked up through the many steps of railroading on various lines throughout the country until he became the important figure he still is. There is his governmental work during the War, his helpful interest in Johns Hopkins University, his dealing with labor, based on his personal knowledge of working conditions since he is more often out of his office ""riding the line"" than he is in it. It's written with respect and affection, and should have a definite market among industrial executives, especially of railroads, special local sale, and an appeal for anyone interested in railroad history.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1938
ISBN: 1164503154
Publisher: Putnam