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Community Events | Book Launch at Fitz Books, “The Northeast Corridor” by David Alff

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All are welcome to attend a celebration and reading of David Alff’s recently published book, The Northeast Corridor, at Fitz Books on Thursday, May 9. The Northeast Corridor is the story of how some crooked train tracks became the fastest railroad in North America and one of the world’s most important infrastructures. It’s about trains, and how they make the places that make us.

From UB News:
“Alff’s book…is the first comprehensive biography of the Northeast Corridor, the busiest and most important passenger rail line in the Western Hemisphere, carrying more than 800,000 riders daily while connecting Boston to Washington, D.C., via Providence, New Haven, New York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.”

‘It’s hard to imagine what the Northeast would look like without the corridor, not only because of the way in which the railroad braids through the cities, but how its development and continued presence has affected history and continues to influence the present,’ says Alff. ‘The tracks tell us how the region came to be what it is.'”

Alff is Associate Professor in UB’s Department of English as well as one of the 2023-2024 Humanities Institute Faculty Fellows.



May 9
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Fitz Books
433 Ellicott St
Buffalo, NY United States
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