Nothing Like It in the World

Nothing Like It in the World

The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

Large Print - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of Citizen Soldiers and Undaunted Courage chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen. (History)

Simon and Schuster
In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. Ambrose writes with power and eloquence about the brave men -- the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9780743204309
0743204301
Branch Call Number: 385.09 Amb
L 385.09 Amb
Characteristics: 704 p. : ill., maps

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