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Nothing Like It In the World

The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

by Ambrose, Stephen E.

  • 24 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Railway transport industries,
  • Trains & railways: general interest,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Railroads - History,
  • History: American,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • USA,
  • United States,
  • United States - 19th Century/Old West,
  • United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877),
  • History / United States / 19th Century,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • United States - General,
  • 19th century,
  • Railroad construction workers,
  • Railroads

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7926631M
    ISBN 100743203178
    ISBN 109780743203173

      American lines that spanned across the country enabling fast travel for all citizens.


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