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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by  David Haward Bain - Paperback - 2000-08-01 - from The Bookshelf (SKU: BMBXBT3617)

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by  David Haward Bain - Paperback - 2000-08-01 - from The Bookshelf (SKU: BMBXBT3617)
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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

by Bain, David Haward

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ISBN 10
0140084991
ISBN 13
9780140084993
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Penguin Books, 2000-08-01. Paperback. Like New. Quick--Ship! Square & tight paperback overall VERY GOOD because of blank bookplate on front end paper, otherwrise clean & unmarked LIKE NEW pages and outside edges. $18.00 Cover/ wrap is clean and bright with FINE spine panel because of a faint, almost imperceptible, stress line; LIKE NEW front and back panels-- including corners and foredges. Overall beautiful book. Ships within 24 hours--w/ tracking # and packaged w/ three levels of protection. (6a15)

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
BMBXBT3617
Title
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
Author
Bain, David Haward
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
New Like New
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140084991
ISBN 13
9780140084993
Publisher
Penguin Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2000-08-01

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