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The Resource Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869, Stephen E. Ambrose

Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869, Stephen E. Ambrose

Label
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869
Title
Nothing like it in the world
Title remainder
the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869
Statement of responsibility
Stephen E. Ambrose
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It 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 sometimes 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. The U.S. government pitted two companies -- the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads -- against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ambrose, Stephen E
Dewey number
385/.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
TF23
LC item number
.A48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • Railroad construction workers
Target audience
adult
Label
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869, Stephen E. Ambrose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
431 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743203173
Lccn
00041005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
44089273
Label
Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869, Stephen E. Ambrose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
431 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743203173
Lccn
00041005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
44089273

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      37.377573 -76.770995
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