ISBN-10:
0803297890
ISBN-13:
9780803297890
Pub. Date:
07/01/1996
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska
A Great and Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroad

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

by John Hoyt Williams
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Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803297890
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
Publication date: 07/01/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 349
Sales rank: 935,538
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author


John Hoyt Williams, a professor of history at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, is the author of Sam Houston.

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