Railroaded! by Mark Bannerman

Cover of: Railroaded! | Mark Bannerman

Published by Ulverscroft Large Print .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Westerns - General,
  • Fiction - Western

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Linford Western

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11237092M
ISBN 100708994814
ISBN 109780708994818

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While Hugh Beaumont's detective is a bit stiff, he's still effective, and there's very fine work from Jane Randolph and Ed Kelly and a mostly solid contribution from Actors: John Ireland, Sheila Ryan, Hugh Beaumont.

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Ward, author of A First Class Temperament: The Emergence of Franklin Roosevelt. Railroaded is a little heavy if you don't have a financial background or extensive knowledge of the history of the railroad. I found it to be a very good and interesting book crammed with details that I did not know.

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