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Nothing Like It In The World. The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen E. Ambrose

Nothing Like It In The World. The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

by Stephen E. Ambrose

Publication: Simon & Schuster, 2000, New York

First edition. 8vo. Tan boards, titles stamped in gilt on the spine, maps on front and rear endpapers, 431 [1] pp., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated from photographs, maps, epilogue, notes, bibliography, index. A narrative history of all the men who built the railroad that made the continent into a nation ... 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. Light foxing to fore edges else fine in dust jacket with a 1/4" x 3/4" chip and wrinkle to top of rear panel.

Inventory Number: 47601

$45.00