A Great and Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroad available in Paperback
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.
|Publisher:||UNP - Nebraska|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.