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    Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad (CD-Audio) By (author) Walter R. Borneman, Narrator Norman Dietz

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    DescriptionThe driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, which marked the completion of the country's first transcontinental railroad, was only the beginning of the race for railroad dominance. In the aftermath of this building feat, dozens of railroads, each with aggressive empire builders at their helms, raced one another for the ultimate prize of a southern transcontinental route that was generally free of snow, shorter in distance, and gentler in gradients. More than just a means of transportation, the railroads were a powerful mold, and the presence of a rail line had the power to make--or break--the fledgling towns and cities across the newborn American West. While much has been written about the building of the first transcontinental railroad, the bulk of the history of the railroads in the United States has been largely ignored. With a meticulous, loving eye, Walter Borneman picks up where most other histories leave off.


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    Title
    Rival Rails
    Subtitle
    The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter R. Borneman, Narrator Norman Dietz
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 137 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 79 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400117680
    ISBN 10: 1400117682
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    B&T General Subject: 790
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
    B&T Approval Code: A16350000
    DC22: 385.0973
    B&T Approval Code: A35302500
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 385.09730903
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 385.0973/09034
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 54350
    LC classification: HE2751 .B67 2010B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    28 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Walter R. Borneman is the author of several books, including "Polk"; "1812: The War That Forged a Nation"; and "Alaska: Saga of a Bold Land." Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from "AudioFile" magazine, the ALA, and "Publishers Weekly." Additionally, "AudioFile" named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.
    Review quote
    "With modern railroads in a state of renewal, this well-written history of western railroad expansion will greatly interest rail fans and general readers alike. " ---Library Journal