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Zephyr
Tracking a Dream Across America
by Henry Kisor - copyright © 1994
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Veteran journalist Henry Kisor climbs aboard the Amtrak California Zephyr train, introduces us to the men and women who ride the rails, and his odyssey becomes our journey into the heart of America.

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$12.95 / TRAVEL / ISBN: 1-55850-477-X
ADAMS PUBLISHING, Holbrook, Massachusetts

Published by:
Adams Media Corporation
260 Center Street, Holbrook, MA 02343
by arrangement with Random House, Inc.

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I have started to read this book and it looks quite interesting. Here are comments from the cover pages of the book:

"For every grown-up kid whose heart still responds to a far-off train whistle, Zephyr is indispensable." - The New York Times

The California Zephyr remains America's most exhilarating transcontinental train, traversing breathtaking mountain scenery. Whether dashing through the Plains, creeping over the Rockies, hurtling across the Great Basin, or threading the Sierra Nevada, the Zephyr is an earthbound cruise ship bearing five hundred souls, each with a story to tell. Within its eighteen cars one hears tales of trysts in showers, of charming serendipities in dining cars, of smuggling drugs and pets, and of a small child's tragic death on the tracks. Veteran journalist Henry Kisor climbs aboard this train, introduces us to the men and women who ride the rails, and his odyssey becomes our journey into the heart of America.

"A powerful kind of magic." -- The Chicago Tribune

"I was lusting for a ticket to ride." -- Dee Brown

"A fine, full, happily engrossing labor of love." -- Edward Hoagland

"Zephyr is just plain fun to read, full of quirks and unexpected moments." -- The Washington Post

"For all of us who feel happy every time we board a train, Kisor provides a free trip, complete with grand views and life stories and lots of train talk. You open the book, you're on the Zephyr -- it's as simple as that." -- Garrison Kellor

"This is a dangerous book. It is so well written, so full of fascinating information, good stories, and wonderful descriptions of train, that the reader may wind up heading out on the Zephyr." -- Noel Perrin

Henry Kisor has been the book editor and literary columnist of the Chicago Sun Times since 1978. The author of What's That Pig Outdoors?: A Memoir of Deafness, he lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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