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The Derailment of the Sunset Limited by [Hallford, Neal]
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On October 9, 1995, Amtrak’s Sunset Limited derailed in southwestern Arizona. With their train sabotaged by a shadowy organization calling itself the Sons of the Gestapo, the passengers found themselves stranded in a remote, snake-infested desert. Passenger Neal Hallford provides a candid account of the night’s events, leading us from the moment of impact through his later discovery of the chilling messages left by the terrorists. Painting a portrait of both the incident and the ironic circumstances surrounding it, he gives us a deeply personal snapshot inside the most investigated act of domestic terrorism between the Oklahoma City bombing and the tragedy of September 11, 2001.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 114 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00704JP6Y
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read by a real person. Jan. 21 2012
By stroud6 - Published on
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I got this book because to be honest I knew very little of this act of terrorism. It got very little news coverage where I am from. This book is very well written. Why should you buy this. It is a first hand account of what really happened and the effects of this act of terrorism. At times I felt like I was actually there. Even if you think you know what happened this book provides an insite that only a person that experienced this can have. I can not express how much I learned from reading this book.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Derailment of the Sunset Limited" Feb. 3 2012
By pearleyed - Published on
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A quick and compelling read of one man's personal account of an act of domestic terrorism that I knew nothing about prior. Very informative... difficult to imagine having to deal with such events firsthand after being shaken up by what happened in OKC only a mere few months before. Moments of levity kept the story from being too heavy and yet didn't detract from the weight of the awful situation. As I read, I felt vulnerable right along with the author and can only imagine how his experience would continue to affect him to this day.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read Jan. 29 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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So, after being referred to the book on facebook, and knowing Neal's work from the game Betrayal of Krondor, I had to read it.

Just finished it and the spiral of emotions Neal makes you accompany him through was awesome. The best way to decribe it - it is the first - "first person shooter" book i have ever read. The humor hits at just the right points, with the incredible absurdity tossed in continually. Specifically, the contents of his backpack and the thoughts Improving on... well I don't want to give his story away... almost did.

Definitely worth recommending - now he just has to write the Templar novel... before I finish mine!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye-opening, sobering firsthand story of an American tragedy Feb. 28 2012
By J. R. Fiorello - Published on
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People tend to forget that terrorism has been present in America in some form or fashion throughout its didn't start with 9/11 or even with the Oklahoma City bombing. The deliberate act of sabotage against the Sunset Limited and its passengers is truly terrifying because it could happen anywhere at any time, and the reasoning behind such acts is difficult for most of us to understand. Neal Hallford's personal account is an excellent read; he presents the unfolding of the incident in a very straightforward manner, in a way only someone who has lived through it could do.

"The Derailment of the Sunset Limited" is not just about tragedy, however. It is also about perseverance and hope, survival and courage. I read the book straight through and I recommend that you do the same.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Terrorism in America : Not Limited to April 19, or 9-11. March 20 2012
By Mrs.G - Published on
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I bought this book to read, because it was recommended by a friend. What an amazing story! Living in Oklahoma, I have witnessed the effects of terrorism through the Oklahoma City Bombing. I saw the Murrah Building's devastation on the news, and saw it after some of the clean up occurred and before the memorial was built. I have visited the memorial and it is very humbling. However, this book is about a different event that didn't receive much publicity. It is a firsthand account of one man's experience on a train bound for California that is sabatoged by terrorists. What makes it chilling, is that it is a true story. This would make a great movie!