I read this book when I realized most of my understanding of the Underground Railroad centers around Harriet Tubman. This book does a good job of showing the range of people, black and white, involved in beating this horrible aspect of American history. Where the books fails is in organization -- names and stories disappear and then are picked up much later, making it hard to follow. At times I had no idea of the context of the stories about people because it bounced around so much. But overall it was still helpful.