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explore Must Read An Excerpt from a Great New Book A Sleuth for Truth I first got to know Andrew Carroll in 2001, when this magazine published an article about his book War Letters: Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars. The result of his Legacy Project, the book was highly praised and inspired a PBS documentary. Carroll’s tenacity in finding letters home from soldiers of the Civil War through Desert Storm was remarkable. Now, after years of research and travel, Carroll has written Here Is Where, a fascinating look at locations where significant historical events occurred but have gone unnoticed. As he finds, American history could be right under your foot. —Lance Elko, Editor AN ADAPTATION OF THE INTRODUCTION ★ Here is where it all began: The Exchange Place PATH Station in Jersey City, New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan. This is the spot that sparked my almost compulsive desire to seek out unmarked history sites throughout the country. It’s been 15 years since I first read about what happened here a century and a half ago, and while in New York visiting family I thought I’d subway over from Manhattan and finally see the place for myself. During the Civil War, the New Jersey Railroad Company ran trains through here, and one evening in 1863 or ’64 (the exact date isn’t known) a young man fell between the loading platform and a Washington, DC–bound train. Just as the steam-powered locomotive began to lurch forward, potentially 72 MAY 2013 usairwaysmag.com crushing him to death under its massive wheels, a bystander rushed over and pulled him to safety. The man in peril was Robert Todd Lincoln, the president’s eldest son. His quick-thinking rescuer was the prominent Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth, brother of John Wilkes Booth. Robert and Edwin had never met before, and there’s no indication that they ever saw or communicated with each other again. I don’t remember exactly where I first read the Exchange Place story, but I do recall thinking, initially, that it must have been apocryphal. Perhaps the two men had bumped into each other on the train platform and exchanged a few cordial words, and then over the years this brief encounter blossomed into the sensationally ironic tale of how a Reprinted from the book Here Is Where by Andrew Carroll. Copyright © 2013 by Andrew Carroll. Published by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House, Inc. http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - May 2013

US Airways - May 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Full-Service Hotels
Hub Crawl: Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Wine & Dine: Virginia Wines
Great Tastes: Old Town Tortilla Factory
Diversions: Anheuser-Busch
Great Escapes: Santa Monica's Fairmont Miramar
Great Escapes: Aruba
Golf: Colonial Williamsburg's Golden Horseshoe
Adventure: Heli-Hiking in British Columbia
Great Escapes: Granada Hotel & Bistro
Adventure: Glasgow, Scotland
Adventure: Dipsea Trail
Great Escapes: Iberostar Hotels and Resorts
Gear Up: Gardening
Travel Feature: Hungry in Key West
US Airways: Painting the Past
Chefs Tell: Smith & Wollensky and Robin's
Must Read: Here Is Where
Great Dates
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Giving: Miles for Good
Window or Aisle?

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