Nothing Like It In The World Lp: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad 18631869

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Simon & Schuster, Jun 15, 2010 - History - 704 pages
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In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like It in the World 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 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. Ambrose writes with power and eloquence about the brave men -- the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.

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User Review  - Nelson Minar - Goodreads

Interesting history, with a lot of history and interpretation I knew nothing about. Particularly fascinated by the connection between the railroad construction and the end of the Civil War. And the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Banjo - Goodreads

After suddenly becoming interested in the transcontinental railroad I decided to pick up a book and read up on it. Ambrose filled this work with all of the pertinent information available about the ... Read full review

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Dr. Stephen Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6, 1944, and Undaunted Courage. Dr. Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military History. He also participated in numerous national television programs, including shows appearing on the History Channel and National Geographic.

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