Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
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.
The U.S. government pitted two companies -- the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads -- against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.
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Review: Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69User Review - Annmbray - Goodreads
Enjoyed it but probably a bit more detail than I needed on each leg of the two railroads. Still, wonderfully researched and an astounding feat of man overcoming nature! Read full review
Review: Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69User Review - Peter Kyhn - Goodreads
A captivating overview of the near superhuman effort to build a machine that has made the America we know today. Read full review
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ONE PICKING THE ROUTE 18301860
Two GETTING TO CALIFORNIA 18481859
THREE THE BIRTH OF THE CENTRAL PACIFIC
FOUR THE BIRTH OF THE UNION PACIFIC
FIVE JUDAH AND THE ELEPHANT 18621864 ii
Six LAYING OUT THE UNION PACIFIC LINE
SEVEN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC ATTACKS THE SIERRA
ELEVEN THE CENTRAL PACIFIC PENETRATES
TWELVE THE UNION PACIFIC ACROSS
THIRTEEN BRIGHAM YOUNG AND THE MORMONS
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SIXTEEN To THE SUMMIT APRIL IIMAY 7 1869
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