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By Dennis Drabelle

ISBN-10: 0312667590

ISBN-13: 9780312667597

How of America's maximum authors took at the critical Railroad monopoly

The infamous crucial Pacific Railroad riveted the eye of 2 nice American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. In The nice American Railroad War, Dennis Drabelle tells a vintage tale of company greed vs. the ability of the pen. The primary Pacific Railroad approved US executive loans; yet, whilst the loans fell due, the final surviving founding father of the railroad refrained from reimbursement. Bierce, on the behest of his boss William Randolph Hearst, swung into motion writing over sixty stinging articles that turned a sign fulfillment in American journalism. Later, Norris centred the 1st quantity of his trilogy, The Octopus, at the freight vehicles of a thinly disguised model of the important Pacific.

The nice American Railroad War is a full of life bankruptcy people historical past pitting of America's maximum writers opposed to one in every of America's strongest corporations.

"Readers with pursuits in western American background or the origins of today’s political quagmires will locate a lot to savor. " - Publishers Weekly

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