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"Follow the Flag"
A History of the Wabash Railroad Company
H. Roger Grant
"This impressive, well-illustrated history places one railroad's growth and development within the context of the larger social and economic history of the time. Grant's meticulous research and the encompassing scope of his interpretation set a very high standard."—Carlos Schwantes, University of Missouri at St. Louis
"One of the best in the genre of traditional corporate history. Extensively researched and fully documented, it stands as a model of scholarship."—Technology and Culture
"Railroad historians and those interested in American business and economic development will find much to intrigue and inform them in this handsomely produced volumen, whose glossy paper enables a generous supply of illustrations to shine."—The Journal of American History
"Follow the Flag" offers the first authoritative history of the Wabash Railroad Company, a once vital interregional carrier. The corporate saga of the Wabash involved the efforts of strong-willed and creative leaders, but this book provides more than traditional business history. Noted transportation historian H. Roger Grant captures the human side of the Wabash, ranging from the medical doctors who created an effective hospital department to the worker-sponsored social events. And Grant has not ignored the impact the Wabash had on businesses and communities in the "Heart of America."
(2004) 304 pp., illus.
H. Roger Grant is the Centennial Professor of History at Clemson University. One of America's leading railroad historians, he is author of numerous books on railroad history, including The North Western and The Corn Belt Route.
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