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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869

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Reviews of Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1865-1869

Overall customer rating: 4.667
Carole W
by Carole W on Jan 24, 2013

The book is all I expected, and I am very satisfied. More

Ralph J T

railroad history for summer reading

by Ralph J T on Jul 19, 2012

Ambrose has repeatedly demonstrated his chops as a distinguished historian, but this is openly not distinguished history. It succeeds as what is is--a triumphalist patriotic tale written (at the behest of his agent) to be a best seller. Written largely from secondary sources, it is half the length ... More

thac

mind blowing

by thac on Apr 8, 2011

Can't believe that the railroad was built considering the obstacles they had to overcome. Also, gives much credit to the labor of the Chinese even if late. Enjoyable read More

Carolyn C
by Carolyn C on Jan 20, 2011

Gave this book to my husband for Christmas, he will read it while spending a few weeks in Florida, he's excited about reading it. More

Robert K

Railroad history

by Robert K on Dec 2, 2010

This is a great read! I expected it to be more like a reference book, but Stephen Ambrose has taken the events of the building of the Central and Union Pacific railroads and brought them to life. The involvement of Abraham Lincoln, Gen. William T. Sherman, and others is made clear; the fact that the ... More

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