Off the rails : a train trip through life
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Contributors:
Shugaar, Antony, translator.
Published:
New York : Berkley, 2019.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
xvi, 208 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
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Lafayette new nonfiction (adult)
910.4 Sev
Due Aug 26, 2019
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Boulder Main NEW Adult Non-Fiction
910.4 Seve
Due Sep 6, 2019
Description
"I've gone around the world in installments. Every trip has been a revelation. I've watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I've met more people on trains than in forty years of airplane flights. Every train trip has been a spectacle. Trains are stages, cafes, bazaars. The only talk show that will never go off the air . . ." Beppe Severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and not just because he's a journalist; he's a passionate, unflagging train buff. Off the Rails recounts some of his favorite trips across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States, each journey bringing readers not only to a different place but to a different time, from his honeymoon on the Trans-Siberian Express (in a four-person compartment!), to a winding journey from Russia to Turkey during the last summer of communism, to a recent coast-to-coast trip with his son from Washington, D.C., to Washington State. Off the Rails is the perfect getaway for anyone with a touch of wanderlust, who dreams of escape or just likes to laugh. Filled with memorable characters and perceptive observations, it demonstrates-hilariously-what unites us. With the world in chaos and life in perpetual fast-forward, it's always the right time to hop on board with Beppe Severgnini and meet your charming, hapless, quarrelsome, romantic, shifty, quirky, endearing neighbors.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Severgnini, B., & Shugaar, A. (2019). Off the rails: a train trip through life. First edition. New York: Berkley.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Severgnini, Beppe and Antony, Shugaar. 2019. Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life. New York: Berkley.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Severgnini, Beppe and Antony, Shugaar, Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life. New York: Berkley, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Severgnini, Beppe,, and Antony Shugaar. Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life. First edition. New York: Berkley, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781592408726 (hardcover), 1592408729 (hardcover)

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General Note
Translation of: Signori, si cambia.
Description
In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains--and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity. "I've gone around the world in installments. Every trip has been a revelation. I've watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I've met more people on trains than in forty years of airplane flights. Every train trip has been a spectacle. Trains are stages, cafés, bazaars. The only talk show that will never go off the air..." Beppe Severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and not just because he's a journalist; he's a passionate, unflagging train buff. Off the Rails recounts some of his favorite trips across Europe, Australia, Asia, and the United States, each journey bringing readers not only to a different place but to a different time, from his honeymoon on the Trans-Siberian Express (in a four-person compartment!), to a winding journey from Russia to Turkey during the last summer of communism, to a recent coast-to-coast trip with his son from Washington, D.C., to Washington State. Off the Rails is the perfect getaway for anyone with a touch of wanderlust, who dreams of escape or just likes to laugh. Filled with memorable characters and perceptive observations, it demonstrates--hilariously--what unites us. With the world in chaos and life in perpetual fast-forward, it's always the right time to hop on board with Beppe Severgnini and meet your charming, hapless, quarrelsome, romantic, shifty, quirky, endearing neighbors.