- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2052 KB
- Print Length: 569 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Agora Books (22 Nov. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B077PWY8BR
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer reviews: 46 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #238,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story then follows his life of self discovery with a great list of characters. He eventually builds a railway across the States but the book is not about that it is about him and his purpose, loves, friends and self awareness.
An excellent epic.
Don't be put off if you're not a 'train anorak' as there's more than enough adventure off the tracks!!
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so many characters made for a slow story
Allerdings dreht es sich fast ausschließlich um die Beschaffung der Geldmittel für den Bau der Eisenbahn, der tatsächliche Bau wird lediglich am Schluss kurz beschrieben.
I want to put this review in mainly because some Graham Masterton fans might get caught like me, and expected that this was a horror novel. Well, Masterton writes in many genres, and the warning here is that this is a historical saga, which is not necessarily bad, in fact I will keep the book for the sake of completeness, the copy I bought was from 1981, and for a 30 year old book, its fairly decent in condition.
This is the description from Masterton's UK web site for RAILROAD which was published here as MAN OF DESTINY:
"Like his first saga, Masterton based this explosive novel on a real life character (Collis P. Huntington) using the transcontinental rail service as his theme. Collis Edmonds' ambition is to blast a railroad through the heart of America - especially after seeing his family made bankrupt by investing in a similar but worthless scheme. Edmonds is portrayed as a gambler, drinker, chauvinist and arrogant womaniser; the plot is well crafted, paying meticulous attention to detail. An epic read."
So, I hope this helps in your selection. I will do a scan of the cover as soon as I can.
I highly recommend this book.
If you like history, and you like good storytelling, then you should like this book.