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    Nothing Like it in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869: 5 Compact Discs, 6 Hours (Audio cassette) By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose

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    DescriptionIn this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers an historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage.Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise comes to life.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. The surveyors, the men who picked the route, living off buffalo, deer, and antelope.In building a railroad, there is only one decisive spot -- the end of the track. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the last spike, a golden one, was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined.Ambrose writes with power and eloquence about the brave men -- the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.


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    Title
    Nothing Like it in the World
    Subtitle
    The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869: 5 Compact Discs, 6 Hours
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen E. Ambrose
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 146 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 243 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780743506465
    ISBN 10: 0743506464
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    B&T General Subject: 142
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    DC21: 385.0973
    DC22: 385/.0973
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TF23.A48 2
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, WGF
    LC classification: TF23 .A48 2000D
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Australia
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Australia
    Publication date
    23 October 2000
    Publication City/Country
    East Roseville