Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Front Cover
Viking, 1999 - History - 797 pages
14 Reviews
A dramatic history of the construction of America's first transcontinental railroad chronicles three seminal decades in American history, describing the vast enterprise to build a railroad from Missouri to the Pacific in terms of the remarkable expansion of the United States of America. 30,000 first printing.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
6
4 stars
2
3 stars
4
2 stars
2
1 star
0

Review: Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

Very well researched. I read this book after reading Abrose's "Nothing Like it in the World". Like both books but this had more detail. Read full review

Review: Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

User Review  - Ed - Goodreads

Very well researched. I read this book after reading Abrose's "Nothing Like it in the World". Like both books but this had more detail. Read full review

Contents

For All the Human Family I
3
Who Can Oppose Such a Work? I
16
The Great Object for Which We Were Created I
37
Copyright

33 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1999)

David Haward Bain is the author of four previous works of nonfiction, including "Empire Express" and "Sitting in Darkness," which received a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award. His articles and essays have appeared in "Smithsonian, American Heritage, Kenyon Review," and "Prairie Schooner," and he reviews regularly for "The New York Times Book Review," "The Washington Post," and "Newsday," He is a teacher at Middlebury College and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference.

Bibliographic information