From Paris to New York by Land
"What was the object of this stupendous voyage, or the reward to be gained by this apparently unnecessary risk of life and endurance of hardships?" Harry De Windt's aim was to find out if a railway that connected Paris and New York could be constructed - from today's point of view an almost incredible purpose and effort. Originally published in 1903.
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