Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

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$20.00  $18.60
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Simon & Schuster
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Pages
432
Dimensions
6.22 X 9.25 X 1.09 inches | 1.08 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780743203173

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About the Author
Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002) was director emeritus of the Eisenhower Center, Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans, and president of the National D-Day Museum. He was the author of many books, including The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation: From the Louisiana Purchase to Today. His compilation of 1,400 oral histories from American veterans and authorship of over twenty books established him as one of the foremost historians of the Second World War in Europe.
Reviews
Richly readable...[Stephen Ambrose] bears the reader on shoulders of wonder and excitement.--Henry Kisor "The New York Times Book Review "
This magnificent tale of high finance, low finagling, and workers hacking through 2,000 miles is magnificently told.--Time, naming Nothing Like It in the World as the #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year
Climb aboard...this lively tale, a colorful, edifying story of U.S. history....Ambrose is the bard of American accomplishment.--Conn Nugent "New York Post "
Stephen Ambrose has done it again....Ambrose should be read as much for his muscular prose and talent to get at the heart of the matter as for his research.--Bob Minzesheimer, USA Today Historian