August Derleth

August Derleth (1909–1971) published more than 150 books of all genres, including such sagas as Wind over Wisconsin, the Judge Peck mysteries, and numerous tales of horror, fantasy, and the supernatural. Railroad historian H. Roger Grant is professor of history at Clemson University; his introduction to this edition of The Milwaukee Road provides the story of the book’s original publication and a short history of the Milwaukee after 1948.

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