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Skip the Polar Express this year and read all about it instead! This holiday bundle features fascinating items centering on the expansion of railroads in Texas and its contribution to the state’s development. The books make excellent late-night reads near the fire and the map is a beautiful decoration that shows off your love for Texas history. Don’t miss this holiday bundle bus - get these great gifts today!
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In 1956, the era of tail-finned cars and nineteen-cents-a-gallon gasoline, the Missouri Pacific Railroad emerged on the corporate scene as a private company after twenty-three years in a receivership. In its past lay a collapsed rail empire, a sensational bankruptcy struggle that shattered dreams and betrayed trusts, an emotional battle over stockholders’ interests, and the flamboyant maneuvers of the railroad’s overseers. In its future lay two computerized, merger-dominated decades in which the railroad business would serve as a classic example of a tradition-bound industry forced to adapt to future shock.” The transition from crippled line to prime property would become, as one politician later put it, a lawyers’ paradise, and a security-holders’ nightmare.”
H. Craig Miner, using a wealth of oral and written primary sources, with the cooperation of the company and complete access to records and personnel, describes and critically analyzes, the physical and financial revolution of the Missouri Pacific.