Nothing Like it In The World (ljudbok)
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Engelska
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Jeffrey DeMunn
Utgivningsdatum
2000-08-01
Förlag
Simon & Schuster Audio
ISBN
9780743518505
Nothing Like it In The World (ljudbok)

Nothing Like it In The World (ljudbok)

The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad 1863 - 1869

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Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroadthe 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 laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.The U.S. government pitted two companiesthe Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroadsagainst each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.
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