Join our mailing list!



Official PayPal Seal

(Your shopping cart is empty)

  Home > Diane Publishing Books >

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
 
Our Price: $18.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 797
Binding Paperback
ISBN 140084991

Product Code: 756764491

Description
 
David Haward Bain. Beginning in 1842, Bain captures three dramatic decades in which the U.S. effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, & began to discover a new national identity. The narrative ends in 1873 in Washington, DC, with the crushing fall of a popular politician & the exposure of a powerful, hidden railroad lobby -- a scandal which dominated the press & the country’s imagination for six months. The book draws on original sources & provides a new dimension not only to the epic endeavor of the transcontinental railroad but also to the culture, political struggles & social conflicts of an unforgettable period in American history. “A drama of conflict, adventure, excitement, & suspense.” Archival photos.

Share your knowledge of this product with other customers... Be the first to write a review
Diane Publishing Co
PO Box 617
Darby, PA 19023-0617
1-800-782-3833
 About Us
 Become an Affiliate
 Privacy Policy
 Send Us Feedback
 
Company Info | Advertising | Product Index | Category Index | Help | Terms of Use
Copyright � 2004 Diane Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.
Built with Volusion