SUNDANCE: A NOVEL – Preview

The legends of the real-life American outlaws Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid remain sufficiently powerful enough to inspire fiction writers to create “what if” stories of their lives beyond the South American shoot-out that supposedly ended them. Sundance: A Novel, written by David Fuller and first published in 2014, is one such example. The…

CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION CENTER HOSTING TRAINS MAGAZINE TALK ON CHICAGO ISSUE

The Northwestern University Transportation Center (Evanston, Illinois) is set to host a presentation with two editors from Trains magazine to discuss that periodical’s new Chicago special issue. The February 16th event features David Lassen and Jim Wrinn, who will talk about their new 100-page Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital, and rail operations in the city. Associate Editor…

NEW EDITION OF IDAHO RAILROAD BOOK RELEASED

A revised edition of the Idaho-focused Railroads Through the Coeur d’Alenes has been released. The newer 2016 edition expands upon the first version of the book, originally published in 1983. Author John Wood has augmented the volume’s railroad history to include a new layout, over 400 photo images, and the history of the last Burlington Northern…

AMTRAK TO LAUNCH NATIONWIDE MAGAZINE

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, or Amtrak as it is publicly-known, is set to launch its first nationwide magazine this coming October. The National will be a bimonthly publication featuring stories from across the Amtrak network, including those traveling onboard its trains. The glossy will be produced by travel publisher, Ink, and will replace the…

ORCHARD – New Novel about Idaho Assassin

A new book, Orchard: a novel (2016), uses the method of fiction to explore the story of Harry Orchard (1886-1954), the complicated and controversial figure responsible for assassinating former Idaho Governor, Frank Steunenberg, in 1905. Written by Jack H. Bailey, the novel is a creative take on Orchard (real name Albert Horsley), who received life…