The story of the building of the transcontinental railroad--featuring such famous characters as Leland Stanford, Buffalo Bill, and George Armstrong Custer--is a boisterous saga of the Republic's emerging from the Civil War, reaching for its manifest destiny. 32 pages of photos.

A Great and Shining Road 1989, Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN-13: 9780812918328

Trade paperback

A Great and Shining Road 1988, Crown Publishing Group (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812916683