The Great Train Robbery
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 20th 1979
Pages no: 300
Edition language: English
In Victorian London, can Edward Pierce and his cronies pull off a train heist and get away with a fortune in gold bullion?Like quite a few of my reads over the years, this book appeared on my radar courtesy of Kemper. We were discussing the Breaking Bad episode Dead Freight and he asked if I'd ever ...
Crichton's 1975 airport thriller ages surprisingly well (40 years old!), being still readable to the modern TV/video game addict choked up on Ritalin, caffeine, Citalis etc.at times verging upon non-fiction in depth of detail and authoritarian voice, this novelization of the 1855 Great Gold Robbery ...
For some reason, whenever someone had mentioned this book to me earlier, I had always pictured a cowboy on horseback chasing down a train in the wild, wild west, complete with a lasso in his hand. I have no idea how I made that relation but the image stuck. And since cowboys and westerns were not re...
I started off not liking it, as I really didn't understand how he was going to balance the history with the dramatization and I also felt that mentioning the trial early on was a bit of a let down. However, in this day and age, all this stuff is on the internet anyway. I was eventually presently s...
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