Nothing like it in the world [sound recording] : the men who built the transcontinental railroad, 1863-1869 / Stephen E. Ambrose.
- 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 Public Library - Alexandria||385 AMB (Text)||37521530490137||AMPL Adult Audiobook||Available||-|
|Noble County Public Library - Central Location||AUDIO CD 385 AMB (Text)||38131003301271||NCPLC-Audio Book On CD||Available||-|
|Otterbein Public Library - Otterbein||AUDIOBK 385 (Text)||34046000289689||Audiobook||Available||-|
- ISBN: 0743506464
- ISBN: 9780743506465
- Physical Description: 6 sound discs (ca. 6.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Edition: [Abridged ed.].
- Publisher: Boulder, CO : Landmark Audiobooks, p2000.
|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.
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