The Iron Trail Author:Rex Beach After fifty years, Rex Beach's classic story of romance and high adventure in Alaska's untamed glacier country remains as tautly exciting as ever...and paints a vivid picture of how a handful of courageous men risked everything they owned to open up the rich virgin Territory. — As the twenty century began to gather momentum, Alaska's interior gro... more »aned with the incredible weight of her vast fields of coal and copper. And the man who could build a railroad into that nearly inaccessible territory would be able to write his own ticket Murray O'Neil was in the wide open race to gain a right-of-way for an Alaskan trail of iron, and he had staked his entire personal fortune on the bet that he could out distance half a dozen other builders. But the elements-raging, uncontrollable torrents, and massive, irresistible glaciers-weren't Murray's most dangerous enemies.
Other fortunes, as well, were at stake; and if Murray were successful it would mean the ruin of Curtis Gordon, a con man whose main talent was an ability to twist people around his fingers. Gordon wasn't about to sit idle while O'Neil build his railroad...and he wasn't the kind of man to forget aq grudge.« less