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“Wonderfully realized, Bain’s account will enthrall seekers of history off the beaten path.”
–– BOOKLIST (starred)
“Like the expedition itself, a work of stringent epistemological curiosity and research.”
–– KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred)

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"Anyone who loves history and appreciates the writing of William Least Heat-Moon, Jonathan Raban, Bruce Chatwin and John McPhee will want to add The Old Iron Road to their collection." –– Chicago Tribune

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"The definitive story of the heroism and heartbreak that produced a railroad, changed the landscape of the country, and altered the horizon of the nation."
The Wall Street Journal

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Americans in the Philippines

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award
"Meticulously researched... Mr. Bain is more than a solid historian; he is also a good writer. A great yarn, skillfully told."
–– New York Times Book Review

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"His brilliant first effort is shocking, humane, and inexpressibly tragic."
–– Baltimore Sun

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"The spirit of Robert Frost animates the title and dominates the text of this in-house history of America's oldest writers' conference."
–– The New Yorker

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