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Author Ambrose, Stephen E.

Title Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 / Stephen E. Ambrose.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    385 AMB    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    385 AMB    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Non-Fiction    385 AMB    DUE 06-01-20
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch Non-Fiction    385 AMB    Available
Description 431 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 407-411) and index.
Contents ch. 1. Picking the route 1830-1860 -- ch. 2. Getting to California 1848-1859 -- ch. 3. Birth of the Central Pacific 1860-1862 -- ch. 4. Birth of the Union Pacific 1862-1864 -- ch. 5. Judah and the elephant 1862-1864 -- ch. 6. Laying out the Union Pacific line 1864-1865 -- ch. 7. Central Pacific attacks the Sierra Nevada 1865 -- ch. 8. Union Pacific across Nebraska 1866 -- ch. 9. Central Pacific assaults the Sierra 1866 -- ch. 10. Union Pacific to the Rocky Mountains 1867 -- ch. 11. Central Pacific penetrates the summit 1867 -- ch. 12. Union Pacific across Wyoming 1868 -- ch. 13. Brigham Young and the Mormons make the grade 1868 -- ch. 14. Central Pacific goes through Nevada 1868 -- ch. 15. Railroads race into Utah January 1-April 10, 1869 -- ch. 16. To the summit April 11-May 7, 1869 -- Done May 8-10, 1869.
Subject Central Pacific Railroad Company -- History.
Union Pacific Railroad Company -- History.
Central Pacific Railroad Company. -- History.
Union Pacific Railroad Company. -- History.
Railroads -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Railroad construction workers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0684846098
0743203178 : $16.00

 
    
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