WorldCat Identities

Bain, David Haward

Overview
Works: 16 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 5,321 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HE2751, 385.0973
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Most widely held works about David Haward Bain
 
Most widely held works by David Haward Bain
Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad by David Haward Bain( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the events that took place in the thirty years it took to complete the first transcontinental railroad, profiling the key players in its development, the major setbacks the workers faced, and the public objections to the railroad's completion
Bitter Waters : America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead Sea by David Haward Bain( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illumines the Unites States' 19th-century exploration of the Holy Land
Aftershocks : a tale of two victims by David Haward Bain( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose woods these are : a history of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1926-1992 by David Haward Bain( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old iron road : an epic of rails, roads, and the urge to go West by David Haward Bain( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 2000, David Haward Bain and his family left their home in Vermont and headed west in search of Americarsquos past. From Omaha to San Francisco, Bain and his family retraced the entire route of the first transcontinental railroad. Following abandoned railroad tracks and the traces of old wagon trails, cruising down back roads and main streets, they discovered the deep, restless, uniquely American spirit of adventure that connects our past to our present. A superb writer and an exacting researcher, Bain conjures up the marvelous sense of coming unstuck in time as he lingers in the ghost towns and battlegrounds, prairies and river ports, train yards, museums, and diners that line the old emigrant routes of the railroad and the Lincoln Highway. As he cruises west to California, Bain encounters a fascinating cast of characters, both historic and contemporary--from Willa Cather to Marlon Brando, from pathfinder John Freacutemont to naturalist Terry Tempest Williams. Here, too, are memories of Bainrsquos own grandparents and the journeys that shaped his own heritage. Writing in the tradition of William Least Heat-Moon and Ian Frazier, yet with an engaging warmth and a deep grasp of history all his own, Bain has fashioned a quintessentially American journey
Behind the iron horse : the people who made the trains run in the Bellows Falls, Vermont, area (1941-1980) by Giro R Patalano( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the town of Orwell, Vermont : dedicated to all citizens past & present( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting in darkness : Americans in the Philippines by David Haward Bain( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retracing the historic treks of Brig. Gen. Frederick Funston and Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo in 1901 during the Philippine-American War, David Haward Bain (""Empire Express"" and ""The Old Iron Road"") brings the past and the present into sharp and simultaneous focus. The result is a book that is both a fascinating adventure story and an incisive analysis of
At an elevation : on the poetry of Robert Pack( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Girl Widow Unveiled : Unraveling Dark Secrets in an American Family by David Haward Bain( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep beneath the roots of a family tree, buried facts about a runaway teenaged marriage, violence, murder, the courts, a months-long newspaper tumult. It started with an innocent hobby night of genealogy, but what prizewinning author David Haward Bain ("Empire Express," "The Old Iron Road") discovered that night and over the next feverish days of d
Example applications of the nehrp guidelines for the seismic rehabilitation by David Haward Bain( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great royal front pages by David Haward Bain( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The house on Hemenway Hill by David Haward Bain( )

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

Copy of an article (1996) published in Prairie Schooner telling the history of an abandoned house, circa 1810, in Bridport, Vt., and of Bain's unsuccessful attempt to buy it
A house and a household by David Haward Bain( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad by David Haward Bain( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, [this book] captures three ... decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. From self-made entrepreneurs such as the Union Pacific's Thomas Durant and the Central Pacific's Collis Huntington, to era-defining figures such as President Lincoln, Generals Grant and Sherman, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman, to the thousands of nameless laborers - especially the Irish and Chinese - whose backbreaking work made the railroad possible, this ... narrative summons an astonishing array of voices to give new dimension, not only to this monumental endeavor, but also to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history.-Back cover
 
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Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad
Alternative Names
Bain, David H.

Haward Bain, David

Languages
English (54)

Covers
Bitter Waters : America's Forgotten Naval Mission to the Dead SeaWhose woods these are : a history of the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, 1926-1992The old iron road : an epic of rails, roads, and the urge to go West