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Pub Month: November 2001
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TitleNothing Like It In the World
AuthorAmbrose, Stephen E.
ImprintSimon & Schuster
On Sale11/06/01
US Price$20
CDN Price$27
Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.