The lives of ordinary men can illuminate history in ways that stories of great men may not. John and Francis, separated as adolescents in Toronto, are reunited by the US Civil War.
We see America's pursuit of her Manifest Destiny through the eyes of a Michigan railroad engineer and an Albany, NY policeman. We get an insider's view of the expansion of the US railroad system, including detailed explanations of the workings of steam engines and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. And, as he tells the story, John finally discovers Francis's secret to enjoying life despite adversity.
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Published September 1, 2011
by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Biographies & Memoirs, History, War.