Boomer: Railroad Memoirs


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This classic account of self discovery and railroad life describes Linda Grant Niemann's travels as an itinerant brakeman on the Southern Pacific. Boomer combines travelogue, Wild West adventure, sexual memoir, and closely observed ethnography. A Berkeley Ph.D., Niemann turned her back on academia and set out to master the craft of railroad brakeman, beginning a journey of sexual and subcultural exploration and traveling down a path toward recovery from alcoholism. In honest, clean prose, Niemann treks off the beaten path ...

Boomer: Railroad Memoirs 2011, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, IN

ISBN-13: 9780253222831

Trade paperback

Boomer: Railroad Memoirs 1990, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520068445

Unknown binding

Boomer: Railroad Memoirs 1990, Rivers Oram Press/Pandora List, London

ISBN-13: 9780044408833

New edition

Mass-market paperback