A Great and Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroad

John Hoyt Williams

Anno: 1996
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 349 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 567 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803297890
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The Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads were officially joined on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah, with the driving of a golden spike. This historic ceremony marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. Spanning the Sierras and the "Great American Desert," the tracks connected San Francisco to Council Bluffs, Iowa. A Great and Shining Road 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.