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Hear that train whistle blow! : how the railroad changed the world

Author: Milton Meltzer
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2004.
Series: Landmark books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st ed
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Takes a look at the history of rail transportation, focussing on how it transformed societies from isolated communities which rarely communicated or traded into unified nations.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Milton Meltzer
ISBN: 037591563X 9780375915635 0375815635 9780375815638 0375829229 9780375829222
OCLC Number: 52644590
Description: 157 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Getting around --
slowly --
Better way --
They did it --
C'mon! let's get there! --
It seemed like a dream --
Civil war --
Building the transcontinental --
Chinese miracle --
"Indians are in our way" --
Modern America is born --
Pullman, Pinkerton, and the James boys --
With pick and shovel --
Great railway strike --
Model town? --
March on Washington --
New technology --
Travels abroad --
Bibliography --
Photo credits --
Index.
Series Title: Landmark books.
Responsibility: Milton Meltzer.
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