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Empire Express : Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by  David Haward Bain - Hardcover - 1999 - from Laird Books (SKU: TUBAG44)

Empire Express : Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Empire Express : Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by  David Haward Bain - Hardcover - 1999 - from Laird Books (SKU: TUBAG44)

Empire Express : Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

by Bain, David Haward

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ISBN 13
9780670808892
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New York: Viking Press, 1999 Fine in hardcover in Fine dustjacket. 24 by 17 cm. 797 pages. Pictorial dustjacket. Contains glossy section of black and white illustrations from photographs. Thick volume. Bright, clean..

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After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. From self--made entrepreneurs such as the Union Pacific's Thomas Durant and era--defining figures such as President Lincoln to the thousands of laborers whose backbreaking work made the railroad possible, this extraordinary narrative summons an astonishing array of voices to give new dimension not only to this epic endeavor but also to the culture, political struggles, and social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history.

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book dealer
Laird Books CA (CA)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
TUBAG44
Title
Empire Express : Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
Author
Bain, David Haward
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
067080889X
ISBN 13
9780670808892
Publisher
Viking Press
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1999
Keywords
Non-fiction, History, Trains, Canada, Canadian, Railroading., Railroadianna
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Railroadianna;

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