by Henry Kisor

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BN ID: 2940014190824
Publisher: Henry Kisor
Publication date: 03/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 341
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Henry Kisor is the retired book review editor of the Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of two other nonfiction books, "What's That Pig Outdoors? A Memoir of Deafness," "Flight of the Gin Fizz: Midlife at 4,500 Feet." He is also the author of three mystery novels, "Season's Revenge" (2003), "A Venture into Murder" (2005), and "Cache of Corpses" (2007).
All are now available as ebooks. A fourth, "Hang Fire," will be published in hardcover in 2013. He was a nominated finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1981.

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Zephyr 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rather expected this book to give me a blow-by-blow acccounting of an Amtrak trip from Chicago to Oakland. While it does take me along that route, it really gives more insight into the workings of the crew and others associated with the rail. some stops and sights along the way are well=described; others are not mentioned at all. It is entertaining and does keep me reading. The 1000+ pages flow along and don't seem that long and drawn out. I imagine the paperback version of the book has not so much text per page, since soemtimes one page on my NOOK will cover a couple of pages from the book. I will be taking a ride soon on the Zephyr--eastbound though--and this is helping me to prepare for that trip and to know what to expect on board.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be extremely enthralling and it always captivated my attention. The miniscule details the author threw in really helped to make the book, and the personal relationships he was able to forge with the crew members was really great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the original hard cover book when it first came out. You do not have to be a rail fan to enjoy this book! It's also a great human interest story! And by the way, I go to ride the Zephyr in 2004, and ride Amtrak every chance I get! I hope you enjoy this book as much as I do. I wish Henry would also write about other Amtrak trains: The Empire Builder, The City of New Orleans, The Southwest Chief, etc.!
BettyF More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I have read which was written by Henry Kisor. Both books kept me interested and eager to turn the page to see what happens next. "Zephyr" brought me inside to see what happens behind the scenes on an Amtrak train. It is my hope that the author will write about other trains and that we'll be able to read books title "Eagle", or "Chief", or "Builder", or..... So many trains, Henry, please give us more.