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Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 / Stephen E. Ambrose.

Ambrose, Stephen E. (Author). DeMunn, Jeffrey, 1947- (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 385 AMB (Text) 37521530490137 AMPL Adult Audiobook Available -
Noble Co PL - Central (Albion) AUDIO CD 385 AMB (Text) 38131003301271 NCPLC-Audio Book On CD Available -
Otterbein PL - Otterbein AUDIOBK 385 (Text) 34046000289689 Audiobook Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0743506464
  • ISBN: 9780743506465
  • Physical Description: 6 audio discs (approximately 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: [Abridged ed.].
  • Publisher: Boulder, CO : Landmark Audiobooks, [2000]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact discs.
Published in conjunction with Simon & Schuster Audio.
Subtitle from container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Abridged for audio by George Truett.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Jeffrey DeMunn.
Summary, etc.:
The U.S. government pitted two companies, the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads, against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. At its peak, the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the golden spike was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. This is the story of the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary.
Subject: Railroads > United States > History > 19th century.
Central Pacific Railroad Company > History.
Union Pacific Railroad Company > History.
Railroad construction workers > United States > History > 19th century.

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