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

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Nothing Like It in the World gives 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 laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

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ISBN: 9780743203173
Publisher: Touchstone Books
Language: English
Page Count: 431
Size: 9.27" l x 6.09" w x 1.21"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Transportation Railroads