A masterpiece! Brazil has the feel of an enchanted virgin forest, a totally new and original world for the reader-explorer to discover. -- L' Express, Paris
A remarkable story! Riding the Rails is a riveting document of hope and hardship during one of this nation's bleakest eras.
— Boston Globe
"James A. Michener committed a scarlet literary crime and used his celebrated influence in publishing to get away with it."
— Stephen J. May, Michener:A Writer's Journey