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Saunders, Richard 1940-

Works: 9 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 1,714 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Historical television programs  Biographical films  Academic theses  Documentary television programs  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Biography  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HE2751, 385.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Saunders
The railroad mergers and the coming of Conrail by Richard Saunders( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merging lines : American railroads, 1900-1970 by Richard Saunders( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why did American railroads decline from the glory days of the early twentieth century? Why did so many railroad mergers in the 1950s and 1960s, intended as a panacea for the ills of an outdated system, go sour and, in fact, make a bad situation worse? Saunders addresses these and many other issues in this authoritative history of U.S. railroads and their corporate mergers. Beginning with a wide-ranging analysis of the role of railroads in the economic and social fabric of American life, Saunders traces the causes and results of the twentieth century's "merger mania." Mergers, he explains, were expected to save money, to improve service to customers, and to help railroads compete against other modes of transportation, such as the growing airline and trucking industries. Saunders then gives colorful, richly detailed accounts of the mergers and shows the reasons--including corporate greed and the inept blundering of government regulatory agencies--the outcomes fell far short of expectations. Merging Lines explores the impact of shifting political control of railroads as no history has done before. The fates of both workers and railroad companies were dictated by the rise and fall of business and governmental leaders, including Bill Brosnan, Robert R. Young, Alfred Perlman, President John F. Kennedy, and President Lyndon B. Johnson. As power struggles erupted, the original goals of the mergers were thwarted by consumer frustration, violent labor strikes, and organizational collapse. Saunders explores these and other crucial developments in this extensive work, carefully designed for railroad historians and enthusiasts at any level. Encyclopedic in its scope, Merging Lines includes sixty-eight maps, a list of court cases involving railroad mergers, and a wealth of information on American railroads from coast to coast. An extensively revised, updated, and supplemented edition of Saunders's earlier classic, The Railroad Mergers and the Coming of Conrail (1978), it is essential reading for all who are interested in railroad and transportation history
Main lines : rebirth of the North American railroads, 1970-2002 by Richard Saunders( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rising from the corporate wreckage of the 1970s, when even the nation's largest railroad had filed for bankruptcy, American railroads are once again a major part of the global economy. Richard Saunders brings to life this story of revitalization, showing how a combination of creatively structured aid from the public sector and talented private management gave railroads new momentum."--Jacket
Queen Victoria's children( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-part series exploring the reign of Queen Victoria through her husband Albert, the Prince Consort, and the lives of her children. By telling the stories of the personal relationships between Victoria, her husband, and their nine children, it looks for a fresh understanding of the longest reigning Queen and the nature of the British monarchy
The world's greatest hoaxes by Richard Saunders( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back in 1824 someone announced that the island of Manhattan was sinking...and people believed him! Since then, pranksters and charlatans have had a field day fooling the public. Here are 44 of those incredible but true super-jokes - from the famous Cardiff Giant to man-bats on the moon to England's unforgetable Dreadnought hoax - living proof of man's capacity to fool...and be fooled. --Book jacket
Railroad consolidation in the eastern United States, 1940-1964 by Richard Saunders( )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The analysis and interpretation of the gases resulting from heatings fires and explosions in certain coal mines by Richard Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel Wadsworth, patron of the arts by Richard H Saunders( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Richard's almanack, for the Northern Neck, Virginia, and for the year ... 1840 ...( Book )

1 edition published in 1839 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.25 for Poor Richa ... to 0.80 for Poor Richa ...)

Merging lines : American railroads, 1900-1970
Main lines : rebirth of the North American railroads, 1970-2002
Alternative Names
Richard Leroy Saunders American historian

Richard Leroy Saunders historiador estadounidense

Richard Leroy Saunders historian amerikan

Richard Leroy Saunders storico statunitense

Saunders Richard

Saunders, Richard Jr. 1940-

Saunders, Richard L. 1940-

Saunders, Richard L. Jr. 1940-

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