Daily Archives: July 29, 2019

However Which Way You Slice It

Yesterday at services we had a sermon from one of our congregation’s local elders on the problem of human nature.  From time to time I discuss this matter [1] in various forms, and I often find myself reading about it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Railroad Revolution

The Great Railroad Revolution:  The History Of Trains In America, by Christian Wolmar There is a great danger when historians of a given subject, like the history of rail transportation in the United States take off their historian hat and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Engines Of War

Engines Of War:  How Wars Were Won & Lost On The Railways, by Christian Wolmar As someone who is interested in the intersection of war and logistics and transportation, I am surprised that more books have not come my way … Continue reading

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Book Review: Punk, Rotten & Nasty

Punk, Rotten & Nasty:  The Saga Of The Pacific Railway & Navigation Company, by Paul Michael Clock It is rather striking that a short-lived railroad that performed a notable task of civic-mindedness should have been saddled with such a terrible … Continue reading

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