Offered is this great recounting of major train wrecks that occured across the U.S. in the early 20th Century, from 1903 to 1937. The title is somewhat macabre, but the book is made to order for any railroad buff or anyone interested in U.S. history. The book is in beautiful condition --I've seen worse copies of books on bookstore shelves. There are no markings of any kind and no signs of use. It is a quality paperback published in 1991 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. The author is Katie Letcher Lyle, who grew up in the 1940s listening to railroad ballads on her grandparents' Victrola. The book contains words and music to many of the ballads and actual newspaper stories written as the disasters happened. The volume measures 8 1/2 x 9 inches and contains 212 pages, including bibliography and index.Questions and comments are always welcome.