Peter Lyon (1915-1996) was a New York-based free-lance writer and a veteran contributor to AMERICAN HERITAGE. His first book, Success Story: The Life and Times of S. S. McClure, is a biography of his late grandfather. Throughout his career Mr. Lyons served as President of the Radio Writers Guild and wrote many pieces for radio shows before publishing several well-received biographies.
You bet it is, say the railway moguls, who in fifty years almost managed to get rid of the “passenger element.” Then a freshman senator derailed them with a plan to keep the clay coaches rolling
It was thirty miles offshore, and stormy, but the daredevil swimmer plunged into the Atlantic with a crisp “Goodnight, ladies and gentlemen!” Our author recalls bold Captain Boyton, a mixture of Jules Verne, Tom Swift, and a bit of Walter Mitty.