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Book Review: Europe By Eurail 2020

Europe By Eurail 2020:  Touring Europe By Train, by LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski, revised by Darren Price This is precisely the sort of book I most appreciate when it comes to travel.  As a somewhat well-traveled person myself, I seldom need encouragement … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Railway Journeys Of Europe

Great Railway Journeys Of Europe, by Insight Guides As I have mentioned elsewhere, this book is one of the several books I picked up from my local library in order to help serve as a resource when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Night Trains

Night Trains:  The Rise And Fall Of The Sleeper, by Andrew Martin This book does not really live up to its title very well.  This is not necessarily a bad thing, as the book is entertaining and personal, but sometimes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moveable Feasts

Moveable Feasts:  From Ancient Rome To The 21st Century, The Incredible Journeys Of The Food We Eat, by Sarah Murray It may be said fairly that the author is perhaps the exact opposite in her views to that of the … 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: 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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Book Review: The Devil’s Mercedes

The Devil’s Mercedes:   The Bizarre And Disturbing Adventures Of Hitler’s Limousine In America, by Robert Klara This book manages to tell a compelling story about two cars and their contrasting fate in North America, and seeks to tell a larger … Continue reading

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Book Review: Transportation: Then And Now

Transportation:  Then And Now, by Robin Nelson It is hard to tell exactly how much work went into this particular book.  It is a very basic book that is aimed at children who are just learning how to read nonfiction … Continue reading

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Book Review: The King’s Best Highway

The King’s Best Highway:  The Lost History Of The Boston Post Road, The Road That Made America, by Eric Jaffe This book is a bit of a bait and switch.  For one, this book did not exactly make America, as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Drive

Drive:  Henry Ford, George Selden, And the Race to Invent The Auto Age, by Lawrence Goldstone Henry Ford is one of the names that is associated with the auto age, and it is clear that this author wishes to take … Continue reading

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