Empire Express Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

ISBN-10: 0140084991
ISBN-13: 9780140084993
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 848
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

1845-57: A Procession of Dreamers
"For All the Human Family"
"Who Can Oppose Such a Work?"
"I Must Walk Toward Oregon"
"The Great Object for Which We Were Created"
"An Uninhabited and Dreary Waste"
1860-61: Union, Disunion, Incorporation
"Raise the Money and I Will Build Your Road"
"There Comes Crazy Judah"
"The Marks Left by the Donner Party"
"The Most Difficult Country Ever Conceived"
"We Have Drawn the Elephant"
1863: Last of the Dreamers
"Speculation Is as Fatal to It as Secession"
"I Have Had a Big Row and Fight"
1864:Struggle for Momentum
"First Dictator of the Railroad World"
"Dancing with a Whirlwind"
"Trustees of the Bounty of Congress"
1865: The Losses Mount
"The Great Cloud Darkening the Land"
"If We Can Save Our Scalps"
"I Hardly Expect to Live to See It Completed"
1866: Eyeing the Main Chance
"Vexation, Trouble, and Continual Hindrance"
"The Napoleon of Railways"
"We Swarmed the Mountains with Men"
"Until They Are Severely Punished"
1867: Hell on Wheels
"Nitroglycerine Tells"
"Our Future Power and Influence"
"They All Died in Their Boots"
"There Are Only Five of Us"
1868: Going for Broke
"More Hungry Men in Congress"
"Bring On Your Eight Thousand Men"
"We Are in a Terrible Sweat"
"A Man for Breakfast Every Morning"
1869: Battleground and Meeting Ground
"A Resistless Power"
"We Have Got Done Praying"
1872-73: Scandals, Scapegoats, and Dodgers
Epilogue: "Trial of the Innocents"
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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