The Old Iron Road

The Old Iron Road : An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West

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In the summer of 2000, David Haward Bain and his family headed west in search of AmericaÂ'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.
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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 498.96g
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143035266
  • 9780143035268
  • 2,124,593

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