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To remedy the injustices he witnessed as a lumberjack, Cyrus Carter turns to law and politics and is elected to the New York State Assembly in 1882. Advancing inexorably across the Adirondacks, the railroad brings tragedy to the Carter family while transforming the logging industry and accelerating tourism.
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Picking up where Axton Landing left off, The Railroad vividly portrays life in the Adirondacks in the late nineteenth century. This multi-layered novel traces the lives of a host of engaging characters while deftly addressing many of the complicated issues of the times, such as the environmental effects of unregulated logging and building railroads and the budding civil activist movement for workers rights and women s right to vote. The novel tackles these topics so seamlessly that you don't realize how much you are learning until you finish reading, so enjoyable is the story itself. --Nathalie Thill, Executive Director, Adirondack Center for Writing
The Railroad, the second novel of Tony Holtzman's Adirondack Trilogy, tracing half a century of history, continues the story of many of the people we came to know in Axton Landing. Life remains challenging, punctuated with successes and sorrows, as the landscape, and peoples lives, are inexorably altered by the incursion of logging railroads. Determination born of family tragedy and close observation of the world around him impel Cyrus Carter to address what he sees as burgeoning conflicts over land use in the region conflicts we have come to know all too well in the years since the 1880s. --Neal Burdick, Editor, Adirondac magazine
With The Railroad, author Tony Holtzman blazes the second novel of his Adirondack Trilogy into new territory. It's wild here, and beautiful, and dangerous. Multi-dimensional characters, some old friends from Axton Landing, take the rich, complicated history of northern New York's Adirondack region in the late nineteenth century and make it throb with life, death, and heartache. This is first-rate fireside storytelling, delivered with imagination and compassion. Bravo on all counts! --Ed Kanze, Adirondack Guide and author
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Book Description North Country Books, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1614680493
Book Description North Country Books, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 260 pages. 7.90x5.00x0.80 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1614680493