Nothing Like It in the World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

ISBN-10: 0743203178

ISBN-13: 9780743203173

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Stephen E. Ambrose

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This volume looks at the men who built the transcontinental railroad - the investors who risked their businesses and money, the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives and the labourers who did the backbreaking work.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/6/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Historian Stephen E. Ambrose grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Louisiana. Ambrose is considered to be one of the foremost historical scholars of recent times and has been a professor for over three decades. He is also the founder and president of the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans. His works include D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II, Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany, June 7, 1944-May 7, 1945, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest and Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West. Abrose served historical consultant on the motion picture Saving Private Ryan.

Picking the Route 1830-1860
Getting to California 1848-1859
The Birth of the Central Pacific 1860-1862
The Birth of the Union Pacific 1862-1864
Judah and the Elephant 1862-1864
Laying Out the Union Pacific Line 1864-1865
The Central Pacific Attacks the Sierra Nevada 1865
The Union Pacific Across Nebraska 1866
The Central Pacific Assaults the Sierra 1866
The Union Pacific to the Rocky Mountains 1867
The Central Pacific Penetrates the Summit 1867
The Union Pacific Across Wyoming 1868
Brigham Young and the Mormons Make the Grade 1868
The Central Pacific Goes Through Nevada 1868
The Railroads Race into Utah January 1-April 10, 1869
To the Summit April 11-May 7, 1869
Done May 8-10, 1869
From Chicago to Omaha
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