John Hoyt Williams A Great and Shining Road

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A Great and Shining Road

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The epic chronicle of the building of the transcontinental railroad, with all its engineering feats, encompasses accounts of famous personalities of post-Civil War America, such as Leland Stanford Buffalo Bill, and George Custer, as well as analyses of the railroad's political, economic, and historical significance

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This is the exciting story of a mammoth feat that called forth entrepreneurial daring, financial wizardry, technological innovation, political courage and chicanery, and the heroism of thousands of laborers.

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John Hoyt Williams, a professor of history at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, is the author of Sam Houston.

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Book Description Times Books/Random House, New York, NY, 1989. Soft Cover. Condition: New. First Edition, 2nd Printing. BRAND NEW Copy. Historical narrative of the laying of America's transcontinental railroad. 14 chapters: 1, America, the Machine, & the Idea Whose Time Had Come; 2, Understanding the Void; 3, "Crazy" Judah, the Big Four, & the Pacific Railroad Act; 4, The First, Faint Stirrings; 5, Scheming in the Wild East; 6, The Chinese Factor & the Indian Threat; 7, The UP Gets an Army; the CP Gets a Race; 8, War Whoops on the Plains & the Octopus Is Born; 9, Into Darkest Wyoming & the Sierras Surrender; 10, Backstabbing Across the Plains & Blessedly Flat Nevada; 11, The Union Pacific Does Not Bear Scrutiny Well; 12, Carving Through Nevada; 13, Crocker's Wager & the Golden Spike; and, 14, Judgement Day. Seller Inventory # 007519

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