From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today's high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vital forces in civilization. Focusing on American railroad history but touching on other countries, award-winning author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world. Praise forThere Comes a Timeby Milton Meltzer: "Readers of every ethnicity will leave this book with a more inspired understanding of what it means to be free."--Boston Sunday Globe H "An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the U.S."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Among Milton Meltzer's many honors are five nominations for the National Book Award and the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his substantial and lasting contribution to children's literature. The author lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.