Stephen E. Ambrose, 'Nothing Like it in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869,' published by Simon & Schuster, 2000.
Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 is a 431 page hardcover measuring 9.5" x 6.25". The overall condition of both dust jacket and book are clean and in very good condition. There is minor bumping to the spine and some rubbing along the jacket edges. The condition is very good.
In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Nothing Like It in the World 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 lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and other laborers who did backbreaking and dangerous work on the track.ISBN: 0-684-84609-8