Tracking a Dream Across America
by Henry Kisor - copyright © 1994
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
Adams Media Corporation
260 Center Street, Holbrook, MA 02343
by arrangement with Random House, Inc.
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"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.
Visit the www.henrykisor.com website!
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