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by Graham Masterton

ePub Railroad download
Author:
Graham Masterton
ISBN13:
978-0722159903
ISBN:
0722159900
Language:
Publisher:
Time Warner Books UK (June 25, 1987)
Category:
Subcategory:
Genre Fiction
ePub file:
1888 kb
Fb2 file:
1132 kb
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Rating:
4.8
Votes:
335

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Anyone looking for a book rich in historical flavor should consider Railroad

Anyone looking for a book rich in historical flavor should consider Railroad. For the mid-19th century (antebellum) period, it has all the right touches: The Panic of 1857, Faro as the popular gambling game, the post-gold rush mess in San Francisco, specific tunes cited from the period, and, of course, railroad fever. I particularly liked Masterton’s used of the old frontier ditty: ‘Oh, I remember well, the lies they used to tell, of gold so bright it hurt the sight, and made the miners yell.

Read Railroad, by Graham Masterton online on Bookmate – From one of the few true masters an epic novel of ambition and corruption inspired by the nineteenth century railroad tycoon Collis P. Hunti. Hunt. From one of the few true masters an epic novel of ambition and corruption inspired by the nineteenth century railroad tycoon Collis P. Huntington (James Herbert).

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A storyline line totally different to other books I have read by the brilliant Graham Masterton

Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. A storyline line totally different to other books I have read by the brilliant Graham Masterton. Gave a description of how the US was crossed with trains and the huge difficult task it was to achieve this.

AN ABANDONED CHILD A young girl has been found in a deserted cemetry. They are five ordinary people, forced to do battle on the most terrifying field imaginable - the landscape of nightmares

AN ABANDONED CHILD A young girl has been found in a deserted cemetry. They are five ordinary people, forced to do battle on the most terrifying field imaginable - the landscape of nightmares. They are the Night Warriors and only they can defeat the evil that has invaded our world through our dreams.

Graham Masterton (born 16 January 1946 in Edinburgh) is a British horror author. This novel was adapted in 1978 for the film The Manitou.

From one of the few true masters an epic novel of ambition and corruption inspired by the nineteenth century railroad. In 1857, Collis arrives in San Francisco without a friend or a penny to his name.

Well, Graham Masterton, a British novelist seems to have been profiled as such. The repertoire of books written by Graham Masterton included historical sagas and fictional novels with disaster and thriller as themes

Well, Graham Masterton, a British novelist seems to have been profiled as such. Though well known for his genre of horror stories, it is less well known that he has authored am equally large number of books away from that genre too; not all of which were fiction. Some of his published novels carry his various nom de plumes as differently assumed from time to time. The repertoire of books written by Graham Masterton included historical sagas and fictional novels with disaster and thriller as themes. Not all his fictional writings were full-length ones; some were a series of short stories too.

  • I don't know yet if I will do a full review of this book.
    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 thoroughly enjoyed this book. Historic fiction is my favorite. This book takes you back to a time where life was more of a struggle but folks persevered and accomplished great feats like building the first railroad across the continent. This book is wonderfully written, giving you a real sense of what life was like in the 1800’s.
    I highly recommend this book.

  • I'm not a critic or a snobby couch potato or a historian. I'm just a guy who likes a good story and is fascinated by the history of the Transcontinental Railroad.

    If you like history, and you like good storytelling, then you should like this book.

  • I really enjoyed this read. Actually went back and researched some history included as part of the plot for things I was not taught in school. Nice to be able to be entertained and slightly educated at the same time. GREAT READ.

  • A really great story from start to finish. I really enjoyed it.
    Cheers, Dennis.

  • This is a wonderful story told with style, grace, adventure, excitement and mist important a sense of historical signifhcance. How the railroad was built over the high sierras is a remarkable fact. I think it would be easy to mess up the telling but this writing provides a careful balance which draws you in and keeps you interested.

  • Overall, a good story. A fictional account of the building of the West to East transcontinental railroad. A little hard to feel empathy for the main character as he is often ruthless and his ruthlessness has a negative impact on those around him. But the railroad did get built through the Sierra Nevadas despite overwhelming odds. The prologue didn't add anything to the story; in fact, I forgot about it once the narrative began. If you know anything about California history you will enjoy identifying the real figures in the story behind their ficticious names. Jane and Leland Stanford? They are there., A little long, but I stayed with it and enjoyed myself.

  • This was a good read, but from a female standpoint it was rather long and cumbersome. It was an interesting take on the history of railroads in the USA