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A clear and concise story,
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This review is from: The Great Railway Revolution: The Epic Story of the American Railroad (Kindle Edition)
Like his story of the British love to hate relationship with the railroads, Christian Wolmar paints a clear picture of the importance of the railroads in the development of the United States. It is only a shame that more Americans do not know their history, especially politicians. From unbridled capitalism to a begrudging acceptance of public infrastructure, Wolmar describes the schizophrenic view of railroads in the American consciousness. For lovers of the American way of life and American history, this book is a real treat. Tasty but not so heavy as to cause brain indigestion. It has enough technical detail to satisfy train set amateurs, but is not an engineers handbook (in either the US or UK sense of the word). I thoroughly enjoyed it.