Following the Civil War, economic recovery and expansion in the United States was to a large part driven by the expansion of the railroad system. 296 more words
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The bread aisle at the grocery store confounds me.
I just wanted to buy a loaf of bread to make a sandwich – I didn’t really want to wade through 7 long shelves of every imaginable type of bread possible. 613 more words
Larry McMurtry presents a mixed bag of topics here, essays and personal accounts related to his love of books and writing. He uses a cowboy metaphor , imagining his life-work is to corral and tame words and drive them forward to a conclusion. 191 more words