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Uncommon Carriers by John Mcphee
Uncommon Carriers

Joe, June 2, 2006

On the same order as "Control of Nature", "Irons in the Fire", and several others, McPhee is all over the place. The canoe trip drags, he bookends with travels in an 18-wheeler (smart, literate driver), rides a barge on the Illinois River, and hops a coal train. The coal train segment is very good, but overall, not his best effort.
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