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

Autore: Stephen E Ambrose
Editore: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Stephen E Ambrose
ISBN: 0684846098 9780684846095 0743203178 9780743203173
Numero OCLC: 44089273
Descrizione: 431 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: Stephen E. Ambrose.

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Stephen Ambrose has done it again....Ambrose should be read as much for his muscular prose and talent to get at the heart of the matter as for his research.--Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today Historian

 
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