Nothing like it in the world : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 / Stephen E. Ambrose.
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- 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, 
- Copyright: ℗2000
Published in conjunction with Simon & Schuster Audio.
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|Creation/Production Credits Note:||
Abridged for audio by George Truett.
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Read by Jeffrey DeMunn.
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.
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