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Title:
Appetite for America : how visionary businessman Fred Harvey built a railroad hospitality empire that civilized the Wild West
Author:
Fried, Stephen, 1958-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
xix, 518 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part One: Fred discovers America (and vice versa), 1853-1901 -- Pot Walloper -- The last train stop in America --- A gentleman among the Bleeding Kansans -- Railroad warrior -- Opportunistic sponge -- Savage and unnatural feeding -- They'll try anything -- Suited to the most exigent or epicurean taste -- Cowboy victualer -- Viva Las Vegas -- We are in the wilds, we are not of them -- Harvey girls -- Like a house afire -- Acute Americanitis -- Transcontinental Fred -- Biting the hand -- The biggest catered lunch in American history -- Let the boys do it -- Rough ridden -- The clutches of the grim monster -- Part Two: Exceeding the Standard, 1901-1948 -- A little journey in the wilderness -- The Fred Harvey Indian Department -- Tenth Legion -- On the very brink of the dizzy gulf -- Trainiacs -- Kansas City Stars -- National parking -- Daring young Freddy and his flying machines -- Soroptimistas -- The roar of the twenties -- Santa fated -- A wonderful live toy to play with -- Poised for takeoff -- Ford Harvey has a cold -- Freddy spreads his wings -- Pay no attention to that crashing sound -- Loaves and fishes -- Heir raising -- Great expectations -- Tailspin -- Kitty blinks -- Private Pringle to the rescue -- The spies at La Fonda -- Big Hollywood ending -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: The grand tour of Fred Harvey's America -- Appendix II: Meals by Fred Harvey -- Apppendix III: Fred was here: a master list of Fred Harvey locations -- Acknowledgments & Outshouts -- Freditor's notes & sources -- Bibliography -- Index.
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ISBN:
9780553804379
Format :
Book