by Sebastian Junger · read September 18, 2023


I read this book at the right time — on an Amtrak ride home from a hike in the Adirondacks — but it wasn’t to my taste. I found the descriptions of his walking a bit dull, and the history felt sensationalized in a way that made me question its interpretation. I did enjoy learning some history about the American railroad network.

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