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From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West / John Sedgwick.

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  • 10 of 13 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews HISTORY US 1800s (Text) 73351000057034 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 385.09 SEDWICK (Text) 34706001712357 Non-Fiction 300-399 Available -
Butler PL - Butler 385.09 SED (Text) 73174005044060 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 385.09 Sed (Text) 32604070211683 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 385.09 SED (Text) 39970001050649 NF Checked out 10/05/2021
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 385.0978 SEDGWICK (Text) 33946003981805 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library 973.8 SEDGWICK (Text) 37500004768285 New Items Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 385.09 SEDGWICK (Text) 34330513670654 Adult - New Non-Fiction Available -
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 385.097 SED (Text) 37323005550283 NEW-BKS Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 385.0978 Sedgwick (Text) 31208913247468 new non-fiction Checked out 09/28/2021
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  • ISBN: 9781982104283
  • ISBN: 1982104287
  • Physical Description: viii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: A tale of two cities -- Introduction: A very personal war -- The raton pass. On the train to El Moro ; The wild west ; Beware the prairie lilies ; The grid ; Where to go ; Seeking Uncle Dick ; Santa Fe, Inc. ; Enter the queen ; The battle is joined -- The royal gorge. Precious metals ; "A game of bluff" ; Haw ; The dead-line ; This means war ; Bad men ; Gould ; A whiskey salute ; Harvey houses -- Los Angeles. The pueblo ; The big four ; "A terrible, single-handed talker" ; Guaymas ; "This is hard" ; The A&P ; The end of the line ; Ightham mote ; California for a dollar ; Boom! ; Home -- Epilogue: The frontier thesis.
Summary, etc.:
John Sedgwick recounts the decade-long fight between General William J. Palmer, the Civil War hero leading the "little family" of his Rio Grande, coming down from Denver, hoping to showcase the majesty of the Rockies, and William Barstow Strong, the hard-nosed manager of the corporate-minded Santa Fe, venturing west from Kansas. What begins as an accidental rivalry when the two lines cross in Colorado soon evolves into an all-out battle as each man tries to outdo the other--claiming exclusive routes through mountains, narrow passes, and the richest silver mines in the world; enlisting private armies to protect their land and lawyers to find loopholes; dispatching spies to gain information; and even using the power of the press and incurring the wrath of the God-like Robber Baron Jay Gould--to emerge victorious. By the end of the century, one man will fade into anonymity and disgrace. The other will achieve unparalleled success--and in the process, transform a sleepy backwater of thirty thousand called "Los Angeles" into a booming metropolis that will forever change the United States.
Subject: Palmer, William Jackson, 1836-1909.
Strong, William Barstow.
Railroad companies > United States > History.
Railroads > United States > History.
Railroads > West (U.S.) > History.
United States > History > 19th century.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
TRANSPORTATION / Railroads / History.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.

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