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Grant, H. Roger 1943-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 17,779 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Diaries  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: TF23, 385.0973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about H. Roger Grant
 
Most widely held works by H. Roger Grant
Railroads and the American people by H. Roger Grant( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the impact and importance of railroads and railroad travel on cities and towns throughout the United States, from 1830 through 1930
The railroad : the life story of a technology by H. Roger Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Railroads altered the landscape of the United States. Within a few decades of the invention of the locomotive, railways stretched from coast to coast, enabling people and goods to travel far greater distances than ever before, completely altering our concept of time and space. And while railroads may seem like an "old" technology, they continue to be an essential means of transporting both goods and people, and new technologies are making the railroads an increasingly relevant resource for the 21st century. This volume in the Greenwood Technographies series provides an accessible overview of the nearly 200 years of the growth and development of this historically significant - and popular - technology."--Jacket
The corn belt route : a history of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company by H. Roger Grant( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirit Fruit : a gentle utopia by H. Roger Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erie Lackawanna : death of an American railroad, 1938-1992 by H. Roger Grant( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The country railroad station in America by H. Roger Grant( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self-help in the 1890s depression by H. Roger Grant( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insurance reform : consumer action in the progressive era by H. Roger Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North Western : a history of the Chicago & North Western Railway system by H. Roger Grant( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first in-depth history of the North Western, Grant sheds light on the inner workings of a railroad that has long intrigued rail enthusiasts. With a lively narrative and over 170 illustrations that include photographs and maps, the book will engage historians, collectors, modelers, photographers, and those interested in the development of Chicago and the Midwest
Living in the depot : the two-story railroad station by H. Roger Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We took the train( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visionary railroader : Jervis Langdon Jr. and the transportation revolution by H. Roger Grant( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Visionary Railroader chronicles the life of a key figure in the history of rail travel in the United States. As president of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Jervis Langdon Jr. had the opportunity to put progressive concepts into practice. From his role in passing the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to his work on creating the quasi-public Conrail, Visionary Railroader examines the impact of Langdon's active life with clear text, unique representations of media of the day, and select family photos."--Jacket
Brownie the boomer : the life of Charles P. Brown, an American railroader by Charles P Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight rails : the final era of railroad building in the Midwest by H. Roger Grant( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book to document the final wave of railroad construction in the Midwest, written by a preeminent railroad historian
A young Dutchman views post-Civil War America : diary of Claude August Crommelin by Claude August Crommelin( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Amsterdam through Belgium and Great Britain to New York, April-May 1866 -- In New York City and westward to Chicago, May 1866 -- From Chicago through Illinois and northward to Minnesota, May-June 1866 -- In Chicago and by way of Cincinnati and Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, June-July 1866 -- New York City, Albany, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania oil, and Canada, July-August 1866 -- In Boston and New England, August-September 1866 -- In New York City, New Jersey, and Troy, New York, September-October 1866 -- In Boston, Providence, Albany, and back to New York City, October-December 1866 -- In the South : Charleston and Savannah, December 1866 -- In Georgia and Virginia, December 1866 -- To Baltimore and Washington, D.C., December 1866-January 1867 -- In New York City, January 1867 -- In New York City and Boston and Salem, Massachusetts, January-February 1867
Railroad postcards in the age of steam by H. Roger Grant( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lavish volume is the first general book-length work devoted to the once-ubiquitous railroad picture postcard. It is comprised of an introductory essay and an album of cards. The former fully examines the nature of the postcard craze, which reached its zenith about 1910, and discusses why images of American railroads played such an important part in the card phenomenon. The album divides an engaging assortment of more than 150 representative views into five sections: "Trains and Rolling Stock," "Depots and Railway Structures," "The Railroad Corridor," "People and Railroads," and "The Lighter Side of Railroading."" "Railroad historians, train enthusiasts, postcard collectors, and all other readers will find much to interest them in this selection of images. Not only are the cards themselves visually striking, but they convey a sense of how important railroads once were to the nation's citizenry. The sight of steaming locomotives and the hustle and bustle associated with "train time" caused hearts to quicken. These feelings made views of railroad scenes popular with buyers of postcards and now with latter-day railroad fans and card collectors." --Book Jacket
Railroads in the heartland : steam and traction in the golden age of postcards by H. Roger Grant( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fortunately for railway historians and buffs, coincidental with the zenith of the Railway Age, the national fad for producing and mailing postcards was at its height. Millions of cards, including "real-photo" images, were produced between 1905 and 1915. Roger Grant has selected more than a hundred representative picture postcards to visualize the principal themes and characteristics that gave this dynamic industry its distinctive regional features." "By the turn of the century, the railroad map of the Midwest was unequaled. Anyone who examined it carefully sensed that this was the vital center of America's massive network of steel rails. Depots erected in the western prairie environment were spartan, with only minor decoration, but those in the Midwest usually mirrored more ornate New England styles. These features are often reflected in the images in this heavily illustrated book, which depicts the spare but strong pioneering spirit of the enterprise."--Jacket
Iowa's railroads : an album by Donovan L Hofsommer( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its rails shared. With more than 400 black-and-white photographs, a solid inventory of depots and locations, and new information that is sure to impress even the most well-versed railfan, this detailed history of the state's railroads-including the Ch
The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston rail road : dreams of linking North and South by H. Roger Grant( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ante-bellum era was an expansive time in American history, including the transport sector, when the agrarian republic was evolving into an industrialized society. It would be railroads, not canals, roads, and waterways that made this possible. The ambitious--perhaps too ambitious--Louisville, Cincinnati and Charleston Rail Road (LCetC) of the late 1830s became a part of rapidly spreading "railroad fever." This projected road was one of the first seriously attempted inter-regional projects. If the LCetC had begun operations as planned, it would have been the nation's longest railroad and also its largest private corporation. As a path-breaking railroad, the LCetC would have bolstered the economies of the three cities at its extremeties and scores of existing and new communities along its stem. The road also might have affected the political landscape of the nation, perhaps even preventing southern secession. As with most railroads, whether early or late, large or small, successful or not, several individulas sparked the drive. For the LCetC, its greatest champion was the politically prominent Robert Y. Hayne. No wonder this South Carolinian played a pivotal role in organizing the greatest railroad convention in the South prior to the Civil War. In July 1836, hundreds of delegates from nine states flocked to Knoxville, Tennessee, to discuss building this nearly 700-mile line. However, it would not be until 1894, with formation of the Southern Railway, that these dreams conceived at the dawn of the Railway Age were fully realized"--Provided by publisher
Iowa railroads : the essays of Frank P. Donovan, Jr. by Frank P Donovan( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's & ldquo;Little Three & rdquo;: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's & ldquo;Big Four & rdquo;: Chicago & North Western; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy; Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific; and Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific. In addition to these seven core carriers, Donovan covered the state's less prominent railroads: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe; Great Northern
 
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The railroad : the life story of a technology
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The corn belt route : a history of the Chicago Great Western Railroad CompanySpirit Fruit : a gentle utopiaErie Lackawanna : death of an American railroad, 1938-1992The North Western : a history of the Chicago & North Western Railway systemLiving in the depot : the two-story railroad stationWe took the trainVisionary railroader : Jervis Langdon Jr. and the transportation revolutionTwilight rails : the final era of railroad building in the Midwest