The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry

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September 2008



Intrigue, greed, lust for power, boardroom battles, and takeover wars are chronicled in this behind-the-scenes look at the boardroom battles to save American railroads.


1. The Forrest Gump of Railroading; 2. Meeting the Blue-Eyed Jew from Minnesota; 3. A Cabal at the Greenbrier; 4. The Portly Virginia Gentleman; 5. An Eleventh Hour Surprise; 6. "Where the Hell Is Harrisburg?"; 7. Cooking the Books; 8. "That Telephone Man"; 9. The Granddaddy of Enron; 10. Some High Society Sex; 11. "They Are Going to Run Out of Cash"; 12. The Scandals Unfold; 13. Booted Off the Property; 14. A School Band on the Railroad Tracks; 15. The Unsinkable Chief Wawatam; 16. Donning the Mantle of Moses; 17. Merging Railroads over Bourbon; 18. Selling the Shiny Silver Sphere; 19. "God Save Me from the Planners and Thinkers!"; 20. Son of Penn Central; 21. "Why the Hell Do We Need Four Tracks Out Here?"; 22. Girding for Battle; 23. "We Will Fight with Every Means at Our Disposal"; 24. John Snow, CEO; 25. A Catalog of Blunders; 26. "I Think We Want to Be Seen as Somewhat Crazy"; 27. In the Betrayal Suite; 28. The Day the Horse Fell Down


Rush Loving Jr. has written for Fortune magazine, served as assistant director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Jimmy Carter, and worked as a consultant specializing in transportation economics, issues before Congress, and corporate communication problems. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


"The Men Who Loved Trains is a riveting morality story of intrigues, boardroom battles, corporate takeovers, and secret cabals aiming for control of a large part of America's transport system. A rare behind-the-scenes story of an epic battle over power and personal gain." Marshall Loeb, columnist for Dow Jones's MoneyWatch and former editor of Fortune and Money magazines "The men who loved trains deserve a writer who loves them as well. This excellent book is a perfect match of subject and author." Carol Loomis, Fortune magazine "This absorbing book takes you on an entertaining ride through the train wars of the last 30 years. It is filled with intrigue and backbiting in the executive suites and with stories of how the railroaders got away with unbelievable waste- until it all caught up with them." William Neikirk, Chicago Tribune
EAN: 9780253220318
ISBN: 0253220319
Untertitel: 'Railroads Past and Present (Pa'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 360 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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