Brock's Railroad by Tom TaylorBrock's Railroad by Tom Taylor

Brock's Railroad

byTom Taylor

Paperback | May 15, 2012

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Title:Brock's RailroadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9 × 6 × 0.9 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Gift ForceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:098689611X

ISBN - 13:9780986896118

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Paced Canadian History at it's Best! The second novel published in the Westlake adventure series set around the war of 1812 in what was known as the Upper Canada region. I read the first novel in the series about a month ago and that book was well worth the time to read. This second novel is as good if not better! With most of the characters from the first book returning, this just seemed a flawless continuation of the perils that befell our heroes in a fight to keep our future land from being swallowed up by the Americans. Mr. Taylor does a fabulous job of creating the feel of the time and tying in his story that when you read the historical notes at the end, you come away astounded that certain parts where fictional! This second book relates to the Negro underground railroad which has its beginnings in Virginia and crosses into Canada along the Lake Erie Canada/US border. The ?Railroad? became quite prevalent during the American Civil War but many believe that its beginning was formed during the 1812 conflict. The characters, both good and bad, are entwined so well with the events that you just get such a good feel for the all-around atmosphere of this particular skirmish that was the downfall of one of the most revered British Generals to set foot on Canada?s soil. If you want a taste of what might have been during those times, then I strongly recommend any of Tom Taylors books set during one of Canada?s historical moments in time.
Date published: 2014-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Real-life Saga Continues What Tom Taylor manages to do here, even more effectively than in his first 1812 book, BROCK'S AGENT, is show the War of 1812 from many sides. Everybody has their reasons and everybody is a creature of their time. Some people are more nasty than others, and there's lots of those colorful souls in the story. But whether the characters are American soldiers, slave owners or slave catchers, the slaves, the Upper Canadian, Native or British, they all believe what they are doing is justified. I like historical fiction that just isn't light propoganda for one side or the other but holds a mirror up to everyone. As well, it can't be forgotten that this is the continuing story of Jonathon Westlake, a young man making his mark in the world. We see him growing up, struggling in war and struggling in love. Through him we also see many interesting historical characters. All in all, BROCK'S RAILROAD is a good read. Plus, I understand that there's more to come in this series. Lory Kaufman, Kingston, Ontario
Date published: 2012-05-22