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Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built the Railway That United America

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Railway That United America - Ambrose, Stephen E.
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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 sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other labourers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. The US government pitted two companies - the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads ...

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Railway That United America 2005, Simon & Schuster, New York

ISBN-13: 9781416511427

Mass-market paperback

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