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Title:
Nothing like it in the world the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869
Publication Information:
[S.l. : s.n.], c2000.
Physical Description:
10 books in a cloth bag ; 37 x 15 cm. + 1 folder.
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A cloth bag containing 10 copies of the title which may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.
Contents:
Picking the route 1830-1860 -- Getting to California 1848-1859 -- Birth of the Central Pacific 1860-1862 -- Birth of the Union Pacific 1862-1864 -- Judah and the elephant 1862-1864 -- Laying out the Union Pacific line 1864-1865 -- Central Pacific attacks the Sierra Nevada 1865 -- Union Pacific across Nebraska 1866 -- Central Pacific assaults the Sierra 1866 -- Union Pacific to the Rocky Mountains 1867 -- Central Pacific penetrates the summit 1867 -- Union Pacific across Wyoming 1868 -- Brigham Young and the Mormons make the grade 1868 -- Central Pacific goes through Nevada 1868 -- Railroads race into Utah January 1-April 10, 1869 -- To the summit April 11-May 7, 1869 -- Done May 8-10, 1869.
Summary:
This is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. Ambrose writes 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.
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