The Resource Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad, David Haward Bain

Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad, David Haward Bain

Label
Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad
Title
Empire express
Title remainder
building the first transcontinental railroad
Statement of responsibility
David Haward Bain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with a single railroad line, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. Culminating in the driving of the Golden Spike in the Utah desert in 1869, which touched off a frenzy of celebration, the narrative ends in 1873 in Washington under the Capitol rotunda, with the crushing fall of a popular politician and the exposure of a powerful, hidden railroad lobby - a scandal, which, for half a year, dominated the press and the country's imagination."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bain, David Haward
Dewey number
385/.0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE2751
LC item number
.B24 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad, David Haward Bain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [759]-777) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Great Object for Which We Were Created.
  • 5.
  • An Uninhabited and Dreary Waste
  • Pt. II.
  • 1860-61: Union, Disunion, Incorporation.
  • 6.
  • Raise the Money and I Will Build Your Road.
  • 7.
  • There Comes Crazy Judah.
  • Pt. I.
  • 8.
  • The Marks Left by the Donner Party.
  • 9.
  • The Most Difficult Country Ever Conceived.
  • 10.
  • We Have Drawn the Elephant
  • Pt. III.
  • 1863: Last of the Dreamers.
  • 11.
  • Speculation Is as Fatal to It as Secession.
  • 1845-57: A Procession of Dreamers.
  • 12.
  • I Have Had a Big Row and Fight
  • Pt. IV.
  • 1864: Struggle for Momentum.
  • 13.
  • First Dictator of the Railroad World.
  • 14.
  • Dancing with a Whirlwind.
  • 15.
  • Trustees of the Bounty of Congress
  • 1.
  • Pt. V.
  • 1865: The Losses Mount.
  • 16.
  • The Great Cloud Darkening the Land.
  • 17.
  • If We Can Save Our Scalps.
  • 18.
  • I Hardly Expect to Live to See It Completed
  • Pt. VI.
  • 1866: Eyeing the Main Chance.
  • For All the Human Family.
  • 19.
  • Vexation, Trouble, and Continual Hindrance.
  • 20.
  • The Napoleon of Railways.
  • 21.
  • We Swarmed the Mountains with Men.
  • 22.
  • Until They Are Severely Punished
  • Pt. VII.
  • 1867: Hell on Wheels.
  • 2.
  • 23.
  • Nitroglycerine Tells.
  • 24.
  • Our Future Power and Influence.
  • 25.
  • They All Died in Their Boots.
  • 26.
  • There Are Only Five of Us
  • Pt. VIII.
  • 1868: Going for Broke.
  • Who Can Oppose Such a Work?
  • 27.
  • More Hungry Men in Congress.
  • 28.
  • Bring On Your Eight Thousand Men.
  • 29.
  • We Are in a Terrible Sweat.
  • 30.
  • A Man for Breakfast Every Morning
  • Pt. IX.
  • 1869: Battleground and Meeting Ground.
  • 3.
  • 31.
  • A Resistless Power.
  • 32.
  • We Have Got Done Praying
  • Pt. X.
  • 1872-73: Scandals, Scapegoats, and Dodgers
  • Epilogue: Trial of the Innocents
  • I Must Walk Toward Oregon.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 797 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670808892
Lccn
99033375
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
OCM41488719
Label
Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad, David Haward Bain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [759]-777) and index
Contents
  • 4.
  • The Great Object for Which We Were Created.
  • 5.
  • An Uninhabited and Dreary Waste
  • Pt. II.
  • 1860-61: Union, Disunion, Incorporation.
  • 6.
  • Raise the Money and I Will Build Your Road.
  • 7.
  • There Comes Crazy Judah.
  • Pt. I.
  • 8.
  • The Marks Left by the Donner Party.
  • 9.
  • The Most Difficult Country Ever Conceived.
  • 10.
  • We Have Drawn the Elephant
  • Pt. III.
  • 1863: Last of the Dreamers.
  • 11.
  • Speculation Is as Fatal to It as Secession.
  • 1845-57: A Procession of Dreamers.
  • 12.
  • I Have Had a Big Row and Fight
  • Pt. IV.
  • 1864: Struggle for Momentum.
  • 13.
  • First Dictator of the Railroad World.
  • 14.
  • Dancing with a Whirlwind.
  • 15.
  • Trustees of the Bounty of Congress
  • 1.
  • Pt. V.
  • 1865: The Losses Mount.
  • 16.
  • The Great Cloud Darkening the Land.
  • 17.
  • If We Can Save Our Scalps.
  • 18.
  • I Hardly Expect to Live to See It Completed
  • Pt. VI.
  • 1866: Eyeing the Main Chance.
  • For All the Human Family.
  • 19.
  • Vexation, Trouble, and Continual Hindrance.
  • 20.
  • The Napoleon of Railways.
  • 21.
  • We Swarmed the Mountains with Men.
  • 22.
  • Until They Are Severely Punished
  • Pt. VII.
  • 1867: Hell on Wheels.
  • 2.
  • 23.
  • Nitroglycerine Tells.
  • 24.
  • Our Future Power and Influence.
  • 25.
  • They All Died in Their Boots.
  • 26.
  • There Are Only Five of Us
  • Pt. VIII.
  • 1868: Going for Broke.
  • Who Can Oppose Such a Work?
  • 27.
  • More Hungry Men in Congress.
  • 28.
  • Bring On Your Eight Thousand Men.
  • 29.
  • We Are in a Terrible Sweat.
  • 30.
  • A Man for Breakfast Every Morning
  • Pt. IX.
  • 1869: Battleground and Meeting Ground.
  • 3.
  • 31.
  • A Resistless Power.
  • 32.
  • We Have Got Done Praying
  • Pt. X.
  • 1872-73: Scandals, Scapegoats, and Dodgers
  • Epilogue: Trial of the Innocents
  • I Must Walk Toward Oregon.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 797 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670808892
Lccn
99033375
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
OCM41488719

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