History Books Nothing Like It In The World The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen Ambrose Used Books

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This is a very good hardcover with dust jacket. 2000 Simon & Schuster Publishing. This copy is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages are clean and free of markings. The binding is tight and straight. Blue hardcover boards w tan quarter trim under jacket are also very good with barely a hint of shelf wear. The dust jacket is also very good, clean with only a hint of shelf wear. Standard royal octavo book size or 6.5" x 10" with 431 pages including index.

Stephen Ambrose takes readers on a historical tour of the men who built the transcontinental railroad in America. Illustrated endpapers front and back show the path cut by the railroad through the American West. The account showed an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision and courage. It is the complete story of the investors, the builders, the politicians, and the brave men who toiled to bring the railroad west. Vintage photos and illustrations bring the history to life along with the detailed and finely researched text.

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