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The Great American Railroad War

How Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris Took on the Notorious Central Pacific Railroad

Drabelle, Dennis

(Book - 2012)
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Traces the stories of journalist Ambrose Bierce and author Frank Norris, whose influential work on a stinging article series and the trilogy that began with The Octopus raised awareness about unethical dealings by the notorious Central Pacific Railroad. By the award-winning author of Mile-High Fever. 40,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
How two of America’s greatest authors took on the Central Railroad monopoly
The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. In The Great American Railroad War, Dennis Drabelle tells a classic story of corporate greed vs. the power of the pen. The Central Pacific Railroad accepted US Government loans; but, when the loans fell due, the last surviving founder of the railroad avoided repayment. Bierce, at the behest of his boss William Randolph Hearst, swung into action writing over sixty stinging articles that became a signal achievement in American journalism. Later, Norris focused the first volume of his trilogy, The Octopus, on the freight cars of a thinly disguised version of the Central Pacific. The Great American Railroad War is a lively chapter of US history pitting two of America’s greatest writers against one of A merica’s most powerful corporations.


Baker
& Taylor

Traces the stories of journalist Ambrose Bierce and author Frank Norris, whose work on a stinging article series and the trilogy that began with "The Octopus" raised awareness about unethical dealings by the Central Pacific Railroad.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0312667590
9780312667597
Branch Call Number: 385.0979 D
Characteristics: 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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