Synopses & Reviews
Tracing the geological and railroad history of the Pacific Northwest, Leon Speroff uniquely evokes the Age of the Railroad in his newest book, The Deschutes River Railroad War. With intricate detail, expert understanding and amusing anecdotes, he brings to life this fascinating true tale of the race to expand railroad service from the Columbia River up the Deschutes River to Bend, Oregon. There are 89 black and white historical photos, 55 full color photos, 16 maps, numerous charts, railroad logos and memorabilia.
About the Author
Leon Speroff is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Oregon Health & Science University. He is known worldwide for his textbook, Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility, which has been translated into many languages and is now in its 7th edition. Dr. Speroff grew up in Ohio, and he continues to root for the Cleveland sports teams. He lives in a rural area outside of Portland, Oregon, with his wife Sen and their two daughters, Sevda and Elena. When not writing or teaching, Dr. Speroff can be found riding his tractor or flyfishing. His most recent book, the Deschutes River Railroad War, also published by Arnica Publishing, Inc. is now in its second printing.