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No one has done before what Athearn has done in this volume. He has utilized company records and a variety of other sources to write a very attractive and readable, but scholarly account of the impact of the Union Pacific and its branch line son the country it served from the 1860s to the 1890s. . . . Everyone from railroad buffs to Western history scholars will like the book."--Choice. "This highly readable book is an excellent history of the heart-breaking efforts to build the Union Pacific into a viable enterprise before the end of the nineteenth century. . . . Throughout this attractive reprint edition, Athearn provides insights and fresh perspectives not only on the Union Pacific but on other railroads in the West and their significance in frontier America."--David Dary, Overland Journal. "A superb contribution by a master historian, Union Pacific Country is a model chapter in the epic story of how the American West was penetrated, settled, and developed with the aid of steam and iron. The research is massive; the writing style is inviting; the photographs, maps, and documents are helpful; and the story is compelling."--Journal
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Book Description Rand McNally, 1971. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Dust jacket is protetced by Bro Dart cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages Very Good in Very Good dust jack. Seller Inventory # Ath10051
Book Description Rand McNally, 1971. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing. Dust jacket is protetced by Bro Dart cover. Includes a letter from Union Pacific to Ellis Lucia, late author, journalist, and photographer, transmitting the book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 480 pages Very Good in Very Good dust jack. Seller Inventory # Ath10050