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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow the Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads

by Dee Brown

  • ISBN: 9780805068924
  • ISBN10: 0805068929

Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow the Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads

by Dee Brown

  • List Price: $15.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780805068924
  • ISBN10: 0805068929
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Description: In February 1854 the first railroad from the East reached the Mississippi; by the end of the nineteenth century five major transcontinental railroads linked the East Coast with the Pacific Ocean and thousands of miles of tracks crisscrossed the West, a vast and virginal land just a few years before.

The story of this extraordinary undertaking is one of astonishing technological ingenuity, otherworldly idealism, and all-too-wordly greed. The heroes and villains were Irish and Chinese laborers, intrepid engineers, avaricious bankers, stock manipulators, and corrupt politicians. Before it was over more than 155 million acres (one tenth of the country) were given away to the railroad magnates, Indian tribes were decimated, the buffalo were driven from the Great Plains, millions of immigrants were lured from Europe, and a colossal continental nation was built.

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