Riding the Rails with America’s Hoboes


Smashwords Edition

Copyright 1981, 1984, 2001 Ted Conover

All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Viking Penguin Inc., New York, in 1984.

A portion of this book appeared originally in Denver magazine.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to reprint previously published material:

Don McLean Music: Excerpt from “Homeless Brother,” words and music by Don McLean and an excerpt from “The Legend of Andrew McCrew,” words and music by Don McLean. Published by Don McLean Music. Administered by Harry Fox (BMI).

Ludlow Music, Inc.: Excerpt from “Hard Travelin’,” words and music by Woody Guthrie. TRO—Copyright 1959 (renewed), 1963 (renewed), and 1972 (renewed) by Ludlow Music, Inc., New York, NY. Reprinted by permission of Ludlow Music, Inc., The Richmond Organization.

Cover photo of author by Margo Conover. Cover design by Tatiana Villa.

Map by Paul J. Pugliese, copyright 1983 by Viking Penguin Inc. Used by permission of Viking Penguin, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.

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