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The Old Iron Road

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Publisher Comments:

In the summer of 2000, David Haward Bain and his family headed west in search of Americ‛s past. Following abandoned railroad tracks and the traces of old wagon trails, they discovered a uniquely American spirit of adventure that connects our past to our present. A superb writer and expert historian, Bain lingers in the hallowed places that line the old emigrant routes of the railroad and encounters a fascinating cast of characters, both historic and contemporary. Written with an engaging warmth and a deep grasp of history all his own, Bain has fashioned a quintessentially American journey.

Synopsis:

The award-winning author of "Empire Express" retraces the route of the first transcontinental railroad.

About the Author

David Haward Bai‛s four previous books of nonfiction include Empire Express and Sitting in Darkness, which won a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. His articles and essays have appeared in Smithsonian, American Heritage, Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner. He teaches at Middlebury College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035268
Subtitle:
An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West
Author:
Bain, David Haward
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
United States - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert; try to include
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.20x6.28x1.01 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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