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Railroad -- Transcontinental

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the transcontinental railroad.


Six Superlative Sources

· Ambrose, Stephen E., Nothing like It in the World (Simon and Schuster, 2000).

· Ames, Charles Edgar, Pioneering the Union Pacific: A Reappraisal of the Builders of the Railroad (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1969).

· Clark, George T., Leland Stanford: War Governor of California, Railroad Builder, and Founder of Stanford University (Stanford University Press, 1931).

· Galloway, John Debo, The First Transcontinental Railroad: Central Pacific, Union Pacific (Arno Press, 1981).

· Griswold, Wesley S., A Work of Giants: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad (McGraw-Hill, 1962).

· Williams, John Hoyt, A Great and Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroad (Random House, 1988).

Other Excellent Sources

· Lavender, David, The Great Persuader (University Press of Colorado, 1998).

· McCague, James, Moguls and Iron Men: The Story of the First Transcontinental Railroad (Harper and Row, 1964).

· O'Connor, Richard, Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West (Putnam, 1973).

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