THE GREAT IRON TRAIL: The Story of the First Transcontinental Railroad by Robert W. Howard

THE GREAT IRON TRAIL: The Story of the First Transcontinental Railroad

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fuller treatment is given here than in the Griswold book as the author recreates one of the epics of our past, emphasizing facts little known in the trek of the railroad across nearly 3000 miles of desert, mountain and plain. When the lines finally started out, the financing scheme behind them was already reaching fantastic proportions. The story of the building itself reads like a heroic saga.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1962
ISBN: 1104847531
Publisher: Putnam