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The Deschutes River Railroad War

Speroff, Leon

ISBN 10: 097456866X / ISBN 13: 9780974568669
Published by Arnica Publishing, 2007
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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One small bump to bottom of back board, otherwise in very good condition. Dustjacket has been covered in Brodart and is in very good condition. Inscribed by author to previous owner on ffep. Binding tight and text clean. Bookseller Inventory # 1002006

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Title: The Deschutes River Railroad War

Publisher: Arnica Publishing

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Tracing the geological and railroad history of the Pacific Northwest, Leon Speroff uniquely evokes the Age of the Railroad in his newst book, The Deschutes River Railroad War. With intricate detail, expert understanding and amusing anedotes, he brings to life this facinating true tale of the race to expand railroad service from the Columbia River up the Deschutes River to Bend, Oregon. When the two railroad barons, James J. Hill of the Great Northern and Edward H. Harriman of the Union Pacific, both set their sights on the Deschutes River Canyon for building a railway to Bend, neither man could have foreseen the massive expenditure of money, time, energy and human lives that characterized their mad rush to the finish. At the heart of this gripping story is the essence of the American West and the magnates, workers, immigrants and settlers whose impact on the region would usher the age of railroad transportation into the Twentieth century.

About the Author:

Leon Speroff is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is known worldwide for his textbook, Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. After completing his specialty training and serving in the Air Force, Dr. Speroff began his academic career at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then chaired the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Oregon, and subsequently, the Department of Reproductive Biology at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, his home State. Dr. Speroff still roots for the Cleveland sports teams. He returned to Oregon to continue his writing and teaching, living in a rural area outside of Portland, OR, with his wife, a retired nurse-midwife and theire two daughters, Sevda and Elena, accomplished equestrians. He is also the author of Carlos Montezuma, MD, published by Arnica Publishing, Inc.

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