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Until the last spike : the journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad worker

Author: William Durbin
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Inc., 2013.
Series: My name is America.; Dear America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It's August 1867 and Sean has just arrived from Chicago, planning to work with his father on the Transcontinental Railroad. Sean must start at the bottom, as a water carrier, toting barrels of it to the thirsty men who are doing the backbreaking work on the line. At night, everyone is usually too tired to do anything but sleep, yet Sundays are free, and Sean discovers the rough and rowdy world of the towns that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Durbin, William, 1951-
Until the last spike
(OCoLC)825756966
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Durbin
ISBN: 9780545576642 0545576644
OCLC Number: 878978141
Notes: Previously published as The Journal of Sean Sullivan as part of the series My name is America and Dear America, ©1999.
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: My name is America.; Dear America.
Other Titles: Journal of Sean Sullivan
Responsibility: William Durbin.

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"It's August 1867 and Sean has just arrived from Chicago, planning to work with his father on the Transcontinental Railroad. Sean must start at the bottom, as a water carrier, toting barrels of it to the thirsty men who are doing the backbreaking work on the line. At night, everyone is usually too tired to do anything but sleep, yet Sundays are free, and Sean discovers the rough and rowdy world of the towns that seem to sprout up from nowhere along the railroad's path over the prairie. But prejudices run rampant for both the Irish and Chinese workers -- especially when they start a deadly race to see who can lay track the fastest. Through Sean's eyes, the history of this era and the magnitude of his and his fellow workers' achievements come alive."--Amazon.com, viewed September 4, 2013.

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