xviii, 398 p., photos, maps, notes, biblio, index, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 36922
Synopsis: In 1859, Cyrus K. Holliday envisioned a railroad that would run from Kansas to the Pacific, increasing the commerce and prosperity of the nation. With farsighted investors and shrewd management, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad grew from Holliday's idea into a model of the modern, rapid, and efficient railroad.
There were many growing pains. Rustlers, thieves, and desperadoes were as thick as the cattle in Kansas when the first rails were laid. When a conductor, toting a pistol, asked a grizzled prospector where he was heading, the old man replied, "Hell." "That's 65¢ and get off at Dodge," the weary conductor declared.
Once built with rails from Wales laid on ties of oak and walnut, the railroad survived the economic and climatic hardships of the late nineteenth century, and eventually extended from Chicago to San Francisco, with over 12,000 miles of track and substantial holdings in oil fields, timber land, uranium mines, pipe lines, and real estate.
About the Author: Keith L. Bryant, Jr., is a professor of history at the University of Akron. He has published on labor and entrepreneurial history, the Gilded Age, and the history of the South.
Title: History of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe...
Publisher: Macmillan 1st printing
Publication Date: 1974
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Macmillan, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. Dust jacket shows minor wear and tanning. Pages are mostly clean. Seller Inventory # mon0001920979
Book Description Macmillan Publishing, NY, 1974. Cloth Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG Jacket. 1st. First printing stated on copyright page. Very bright cloth in fine conditon in a lightly worn dj. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 10" Tall. Seller Inventory # 047852
Book Description Macmillan, U.S.A., 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. New York Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good (gift inscription on ffep, red dot on top edge) in Very Good jacket (light edgewear, priceclipped) No marks, folds or tears. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First Printing 1974. 398pp. Illustrated. Railroads of America. Includes illustrations. Bibliography. Seller Inventory # 003055
Book Description Macmillan & Co. LTD, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition.. Near fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket. 8vo. 398pp. Illustrated with photos of Railroad scenes. Seller Inventory # 002392
Book Description Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, 1974. Hardback. 1st Edition. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Maps. 398 pages. Seller Inventory # 282125
Book Description MacmillanPublishing Company, New York, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: as new. First edition. Hard cover with dust jacket as new. xviii, 398 pp., photos, maps, notes, biblio, index, Seller Inventory # 17-3167
Book Description Macmillan, New York, 1974. Cloth. Condition: Very Good/fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition First Printing. Gift inscription on flyleaf:"Ben Lewis from Dick 1979" Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 002329
Book Description Macmillan (1974), New York, 1974. Hard Cover. Condition: Book and dw fine condition. First edition. 8vo, 398 pgs., well illust with photos. Seller Inventory # 790
Book Description MacMillan, New York, 1974. Cloth. Condition: Very Good+. No Jacket. 1st Printing. 398pp/illus. History of the railroad. Light fading on spine.Text clean. Seller Inventory # 008709
Book Description Macmillan, New York, 1974. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Printing. 398 pages/ Notes/Bibliographical Essay/Index. There are over 70 illustrations and 17 maps. The dust jacket has not been price-clipped with the original price still showing. I would have graded this book as Fine/as new except for a very miniscule nick (2/16 of an inch) at the edge of the bottom of the front board. You have have to look to notice but I feel it should be noted. This book is protected in a Gaylord/Brodart type jacket. Photo available on request. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 001681