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    Description"I crouched quietly in the patch of tall weeds. Around me fell the shadow of the viaduct that carried a highway over the railroad yards. From the edge of the yards, I squinted as I watched the railroad cars being switched from track to track. Cars and trucks were rolling over the viaduct, but what occupied my attention was the dark, cool corridor underneath it, where I hoped to intercept my train." Riding the rails, Ted Conover tasted the life of a tramp with companions like Pistol Pete, BB, and Sheba Sheila Sheils. From them he learned survival skills - how to "read" a freight train, scavenge for food and clothing, avoid the railroad "bulls." He was initiated into the customs of their unique, shadowy society - men and women bound together by a mutual bond of failure, camaraderie, and distrust. Sixty-five freight trains, 12,000 miles, and fifteen states later, Conover chronicles his impressions of their lives in this fascinating piece of first-hand reporting that becomes a thoughtful story of self-discovery.

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    Rolling Nowhere
    Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ted Conover, Performed by Ted Conover
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781469238500
    ISBN 10: 1469238500

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    BIC subject category V2: BGLA, WTL, WGF
    B&T General Subject: 170
    LC classification: PN
    BIC subject category V2: JFS
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000, SOC045000
    BIC subject category V2: JFFA
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    BISAC V2.8: SOC020000, TRV025000
    DC21: 305.568
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    DC22: 305.568
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54350
    Edition statement
    Brilliance Corporation
    Imprint name
    Brilliance Corporation
    Publication date
    13 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Haven, Michigan