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McPhee presents slices of Americana frequently overlooked. This collection weaves a tableau of of subjects at once different but at the same time so similar.Published 2 days ago by William Jacobs
I want to read everything John MePhee has written, and that is a lot. So insightful, informative and entertaining. This book is a gem.Published 1 month ago by McKenzie Birnie
This is a fascinating book, it almost feels like an anthology since each method of transportation covered is like its own book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Timothy J. Davin
Loved this book - the sections on riding along with the trucker and railroad men were my favorite.Published 2 months ago by sk888888
The book started slow. The only reason was that I could not tell were he was going. After I got into it, I realized that this author had done a lot of research on a lot of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by david rosenthal
Loved reading McPhee's 'behind the scenes' descriptions of the transportation of 'uncommon goods'. As a new reader of John McPhee, I instantly took to his 'keep up with me people'... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan R.
I read the Coal Train series in the New Yorker several years ago. The inside story of transportation is remarkable but sobering in its use of resources, surely to the detriment of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by sinclair