Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

By: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

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The late great Stephen Ambrose, author of "Undaunted Courage" and many other notable works, turns his attention to the amazing feat of the building of a transcontinental railroad across the United States. Mr. Ambrose focuses on the people responsible: the investors, politicians, engineers & surveyors and especially the thousands of laborers who built the line, mostly by hand. With a section of black & white photos and a map of the route at endpapers. --- A 7th printing, in full brown and blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color illustration from the Union Pacific Railroad's archives. --- A clean, tightly-bound, bright copy. Dust jacket with slight creasing to extremities, else undamaged and unclipped.; Tall Octavo - 9 to 10 in. tall; 432 pages

Title: Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

Author Name: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

Categories: >>Railroads, Aviation & Transportation, >>American History & Politics,

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

ISBN Number: 0684846098

ISBN Number 13: 9780684846095

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Stock No.: 83217