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The Resource From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West, John Sedgwick

From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West, John Sedgwick

Label
From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West
Title
From the river to the sea
Title remainder
the untold story of the railroad war that made the West
Statement of responsibility
John Sedgwick
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Sedgwick recounts the decade-long fight between General William J. Palmer, the Civil War hero leading the "little family" of his Rio Grande, coming down from Denver, hoping to showcase the majesty of the Rockies, and William Barstow Strong, the hard-nosed manager of the corporate-minded Santa Fe, venturing west from Kansas. What begins as an accidental rivalry when the two lines cross in Colorado soon evolves into an all-out battle as each man tries to outdo the other--claiming exclusive routes through mountains, narrow passes, and the richest silver mines in the world; enlisting private armies to protect their land and lawyers to find loopholes; dispatching spies to gain information; and even using the power of the press and incurring the wrath of the God-like Robber Baron Jay Gould--to emerge victorious. By the end of the century, one man will fade into anonymity and disgrace. The other will achieve unparalleled success--and in the process, transform a sleepy backwater of thirty thousand called "Los Angeles" into a booming metropolis that will forever change the United States
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10958028
Cataloging source
NHP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedgwick, John
Dewey number
385.097809034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2751
LC item number
.S43 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palmer, William Jackson
  • Strong, William Barstow
  • Railroad companies
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Transportation
  • United States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the untold story of the railroad war that made the West
Label
From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West, John Sedgwick
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A tale of two cities -- Introduction: A very personal war -- The raton pass. On the train to El Moro ; The wild west ; Beware the prairie lilies ; The grid ; Where to go ; Seeking Uncle Dick ; Santa Fe, Incorporated ; Enter the queen ; The battle is joined -- The royal gorge. Precious metals ; "A game of bluff" ; Haw ; The dead-line ; This means war ; Bad men ; Gould ; A whiskey salute ; Harvey houses -- Los Angeles. The pueblo ; The big four ; "A terrible, single-handed talker" ; Guaymas ; "This is hard" ; The A&P ; The end of the line ; Ightham mote ; California for a dollar ; Boom! ; Home -- Epilogue: The frontier thesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781982104283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1236902460
  • (OCoLC)1236902460
Label
From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West, John Sedgwick
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A tale of two cities -- Introduction: A very personal war -- The raton pass. On the train to El Moro ; The wild west ; Beware the prairie lilies ; The grid ; Where to go ; Seeking Uncle Dick ; Santa Fe, Incorporated ; Enter the queen ; The battle is joined -- The royal gorge. Precious metals ; "A game of bluff" ; Haw ; The dead-line ; This means war ; Bad men ; Gould ; A whiskey salute ; Harvey houses -- Los Angeles. The pueblo ; The big four ; "A terrible, single-handed talker" ; Guaymas ; "This is hard" ; The A&P ; The end of the line ; Ightham mote ; California for a dollar ; Boom! ; Home -- Epilogue: The frontier thesis
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 339 pages
Isbn
9781982104283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1236902460
  • (OCoLC)1236902460

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