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A Memory of Trains

The Boll Weevil and Others

A Memory of Trains( )
Author: Rubin, Louis D.
ISBN:978-1-57003-382-7
Publication Date:Oct 2000
Publisher:University of South Carolina Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
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Book Details
Pages:182
Detailed Subjects: Transportation / Railroads / History
Transportation / Railroads / Pictorial
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.25 x 9.16 x 0.76 Inches
Book Weight:1.9 Pounds
Author Biography
Rubin, Louis D. (Author)
Louis Decimus Rubin, Jr. was born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 19, 1923. After serving in the Army during World War II, he received a history degree the University of Richmond. He worked for The Associated Press and several newspapers including the Richmond News-Leader before receiving master's and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1953, while still at Johns Hopkins University, he co-edited his first book, Southern Renascence: The Literature of the Modern South.

He taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Hollins College, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a co-founder of Algonquin Books and founder of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. In 1989, he retired from the UNC faculty after 22 years to focus on Algonquin Books.

He was a prolific author who wrote novels, critical studies, histories, memoirs and a guide for predicting the weather. His books include Small Craft Advisory, Babe Ruth's Ghost, A Memory of Trains, An Honorable Estate, and My Father's People. He died from kidney disease on November 16, 2013 at the age of 89.

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