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

Author: Stephen E Ambrose; Jeffrey DeMunn
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, ℗2000.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. 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. At its peak the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line.
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen E Ambrose; Jeffrey DeMunn
ISBN: 0743506464 9780743506465
OCLC Number: 44909082
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Abridged.
Compact disc.
Credits: Abridged for audio by George Truett.
Performer(s): Read by Jeffrey DeMunn.
Description: 6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Stephen E. Ambrose.

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This is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. 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. At its peak the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line.

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