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THE OLD IRON ROAD: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A slide show of a family trip west, with learned captions.Bain (English/Middlebury Coll.) had plenty of reasons for heading westward: he'd written about the expansion of the American frontier in Empire Express (1999), an epic of the transcontinental railroad; he'd long been an ardent admirer of Mark Twain, whose spirit infused Bain's first work, "and of course he had popped up again and again ... Read full review

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