Nothing Like It in the World by Stephen Ambrose

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"Nothing Like It In the World", a book by Stephen E. Ambrose, is a history of railroads in the United States but it is much more. It paves the way for an huge understanding of how the United States grew after the Civil War. It is a "must have" for anyone interested in U.S.

and railroad by: "Nothing Like It In the World", a book by Stephen E. Ambrose, is a history of railroads in the United States but it is much more.

It paves the way for an huge understanding of how the United States grew after the Civil War. It is a "must have" for anyone interested in U.S.

and railroad history/5(). As would be expected from Stephen Ambrose, Nothing Like It In The World is a thorough, informative and entertaining account of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Ambrose views the project from all angles.4/5. Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage.

It 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 sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers /5(71).

About The Book Nothing Like It in the Worldgives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and ed on: Novem 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 the other laborers who did the backbreaking.

Nothing like this great work had been seen in the world when the last spike, a golden one, was driven in at Promontory Summit, Utah, inas the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. Ambrose writes with power and eloquence about the brave men -- the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who.

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the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance. Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6,and Undaunted Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military /5().

In his new book, "Nothing Like It in The World: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad ", Stephen E. Ambrose is following the same process he has followed in his World War II books and his "Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West": he tries to bring the reader to see things from many angles: from the top ranks (Financiers Cited by:   Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and /5(24).

Stephen E. Ambrose was a renowned historian and acclaimed author of more than thirty books. Among his New York Times bestsellers are Nothing Like It in the World, Citizen Soldiers, Band of Brothers, D-Day - June 6,and Undaunted Ambrose was a retired Boyd Professor of History at the University of New Orleans and a contributing editor for the Quarterly Journal of Military /5(19).

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Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise comes to life. The U.S. government pitted two companies - the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads - against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution.

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