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NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

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Acclaimed historian Ambrose (Comrades, 1999, etc.) takes on one of the biggest and most influential engineering projects in American history—the building of the transcontinental railroad. Ambrose begins his tale with the fascinating "bureaucratic" history of the railroad—the struggles to gain a federal mandate for the construction of the road and to fix starting points for it at a time when ... Read full review

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Brilliantly insightful of "how" to build massive infrastructure projects in times with conflicting demands for resources. It is a handbook for how we can re-tool to power transportation within a solar budget by 2020.

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