New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2000. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Item #48197
The story of the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, of the men who built it - the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightenbed 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, the the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. 431 pages with photographs. Map endpapers. Fine in fine and bright dust jacket.