Saturday, December 08, 2012

Novel: "Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge"

From: "Scott Wyatt"

My name is Scott Wyatt. I've just published a well-researched historical fiction novel about the experiences of Chinese railroad workers building the Northern Pacific Railroad through the Idaho Territory in 1882. The name of the book is Beyond the Sand Creek Bridge. [It] is a story of love, passion, murder, self-sacrifice and redemption. Two cultures collide as Chinese and Caucasian protagonists drive the story forward. ...

I believe visitors to your virtual museum ... would find this book very interesting ...

—Scott Wyatt, Issaquah, WA


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"

I read only as far as the challenge offered me in the words "Chinese railroad workers" and "two cultures collide" before the spector of Stephen Ambrose and Nothing Like it in the World reignited on this old foamers desk. Not into reading much that is called "fiction" by the author, I suspect that Jay Cooke's Gamble, the Northern Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873 by John Lubetkin will remain my book of choice on the Northern Pacific.

12/08/2012 9:33 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Don Snoddy"

I agree with Chris. I'm not sure that "well researched" and "fiction" belong in the same email, same sentence. I would take a bye on this one.


12/08/2012 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Stan Moore"
Subject: New RR book!

Here’s a new historical RAILROADING novel by Stan Moore, Mister Moffat’s Road.

In Colorado's youth, Denver businessman David Moffat had a dream. He wanted to build a railroad to connect Denver and Salt Lake City. This is the story of his Denver, Northwestern, and Pacific Railway's early years. The builders worked through isolated and unforgiving country. Locating grade, leveling it, and laying track were tremendous and difficult jobs in the best of circumstances.

Many people wanted the road and its benefits; others tried to stop it. The efforts collided.

Mister Moffat's Road. 282 pp, at the Tattered Cover,, and at your local bookstore - ask for it! Also at Amazon, hard copy or ebook.

This book has something for most everyone: People's every day lives a century ago. Railroad men using dynamite. Space-time travel. Back room deals. Coal, iron and cinders. Hustlers and confidence games. All (well,almost all) couched in historical fact....

Mik Mas finds himself in 1903, thrown into the effort to build the railroad. Some of the folks he meets along the road resemble people from home. But even if they were a friend at home they may or may not be one here. Are the people he meets friend or otherwise? He works to fit in to an unfamiliar time and help build the railroad, trying to get home the while.

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