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River of Shadows by Rebecca Solnit
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Jan 17, 12

Mostly, writers who know railroad history don't know anything else; Solnit knows how to connect it to stop-motion photography and Stanford University and the Modoc war, and the connections aren't forced but persuasively coherent. I'm a one-time San Francisco railroader and I think this is a really terrific book.

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