Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

By: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

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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.... 431 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Bright, clean copy, still fresn. Noted - a small gift inscription to the verso of the front endpaper. Otherwise unmarked. Similar, unclipped dustjacket. Attractive copy. Weight, 726g.

Title: Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

Author Name: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

Categories: Transportation,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Publisher: U.S.A., Simon & Schuster: 2000

ISBN Number: 0684846098

ISBN Number 13: 9780684846095

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Almost 'As New'

Jacket Condition: Almost `As New`

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 32062

Keywords: RAILROADS UNITED STATES CENTRAL PACIFICTRANSCONTINENTAL