Simply look for the Free Shipping truck next to
an item. The truck indicates an item is in the
Alibris warehouse and ready to ship. Select at
least $49 worth of items displaying a truck and
get free shipping to any US address.
In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed ...Show synopsisIn this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed "Undaunted Courage". This is the epic drama of the daring men who connected an open, vast, and dangerous land by rail, forging its continental nationhood. of photos.Hide synopsis
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869 (Simon & Schuster) – Hardcover (2000)
Professor Stephen E Ambrose
Cover may not depict edition offered for sale
Hardcover, Simon & Schuster 2000
ISBN: 0743202317 ISBN-13: 9780743202312
From the author of "D-Day" and many other works of history, comes a detailed history of the men who built the transcontinental railroad that opened up the west of America. photos.From the author of "D-Day" and many other works of history, comes a detailed history of the men who built the transcontinental railroad that opened up the west of America. photos.Hide
Ambrose has repeatedly demonstrated his chops as a distinguished historian, but this is openly
not distinguished history. It succeeds as what is is--a triumphalist patriotic tale written (at the behest
of his agent) to be a best seller. Written largely from secondary sources, it is half the length ...
This is a great read! I expected it to be more like a reference book, but Stephen Ambrose has taken the events of the building of the Central and Union Pacific railroads and brought them to life. The involvement of Abraham Lincoln, Gen. William T. Sherman, and others is made clear; the fact that the ...
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.
You're signed up (and we ♥ you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!