Item description for The Long Haul by Antony Johnston...
The year is 1871 and a government grant of $100,000 in bonds (the last payment for the building of the Central Pacific Railroad from San Francisco to Promontory) is about to be sent from Chicago to the Western Pacific offices in San Francisco, over 2000 miles of railroad away. Several Government freights have recently succumbed to the growing plague of railroad theft and the stakes of this shipment are simply too great to leave to chance. To that end, a Pinkerton agent has been brought in to oversee security. The details for this operation are top secret. The public is not even aware that the money is being sent, let alone how. But professional thief Cody Plummer has discovered the plans... and the prize is too sweet to resist.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Mar 9, 2005
Publisher Oni Press
ISBN 193266405X ISBN13 9781932664058
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Graphic Novels in the Classroom Nov 17, 2005
I have just recently finished using this text in my high school literature classroom. I chose the book for a reluctant readers class. It was very well recieved! The students enjoyed the spagetti western motif and we frequently read ahead of the assignment. However, the book was almost too easy, and I wished I would have ordered a more complex graphic novel. I may use this in the coming weeks with a younger class (7th grade) and I think this will be more successful.
A note: This isn't a completely "clean" novel. There is mild profanity and one semi-nude scene.