TO HELL IN A DAY COACH by Peter Lyon

TO HELL IN A DAY COACH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A roomette with a view, ""An Exasperated Look at American Railroads,"" cites the rogues, entrepreneurs, builders and also indicts their later successors, the corporate managers. While touting free enterprise, railroads are shown to have benefited more from public grants than any other sector of the economy in the history. The author is particularly comminatory toward the Interstate Commerce Commision which he considers to be little more than a captive of the railroad industry. Actually the railroads possess a vast real estate empire resulting from land grants made during the 19th century, and while crying poverty, 1966 was one of the industry's most profitable years.... Railroad buffs, students of Americana, and anyone else interested in this country's social and economic history will find To Hell a nice way to go--it's a spirited expose.

Pub Date: Jan. 19th, 1967
Publisher: Lippincott