Free e book download Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad (English literature)

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

by David Haward Bain, David H. Bain

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
ISBN: 9780140084993
Pages: 816
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 21 Mb
Date posting: 2021-02-26
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After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. From self--made entrepreneurs such as the Union Pacific's Thomas Durant and era--defining figures such as President Lincoln to the thousands of laborers whose backbreaking work made the railroad possible, this extraordinary narrative summons an astonishing array of voices to give new dimension not only to this ...