IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 (2000)

de Stephen E. Ambrose

Altres autors: Mira la secció altres autors.

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
3,133444,297 (3.74)37
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, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. 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. At its peak, the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the golden spike was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. This is the story of the brave men, the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.… (més)
Cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 37 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 44 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Good history of creation of Transcontinental Railroad in 1860s
  derailer | Jan 25, 2024 |
I suggested the topic of the transcontinental railroad for our Bookclub and got more than I bargained for. It's a slow read, but broken into small chunks. Reading it was similar to the building of it in that you had to keep at it, bit by bit, like all the ties beneath the rails.

My husband and I have taken Amtrak across country from Washington, DC to Reno Nevada a few years ago. At the time, they were doing some repairs, so we had to reroute part of the trip west of Denver and were sent through Wyoming to Salt Lake City, missing the beautiful part of the Rockies. But this route corresponded more closely to the route of the Transcontinental Railroad route. We saw a lot of desolate country in Wyoming!! I remembered our views when reading the book.

There were a few maps included in the book, but some of the places mentioned in the text were not shown on the maps, so they not as helpful as they could have been.

This book shed light on all the financial, physical, and interpersonal challenges that were faced in this monumental achievement. ( )
  ReluctantTechie | Jan 11, 2024 |
Before picking up this book, I had no interest in the history of the transcontinental railroad, but after only a couple of chapters, this book was a page turner. As it was an audio book, I missed the 30+ pages of pictures, which would have added to the story, I imagine, as I kept looking at Google maps for the place names. We learned quite a bit about the people and the controversy of the time, I enjoyed it. ( )
  buffalogr | May 24, 2023 |
Thoroughly researched, enlightening story about the people (principals as well as the peons), intricacies, corruption, fraud, political connotations, the speed, the process, the questionable construction quality, search for power, the challenges (financial as well as physical) and the net benefits to the country upon completion.

For me this was not a fast read, but I'm very glad I read it! ( )
  mapg.genie | Apr 29, 2023 |
Good history of transcontinental RR building. ( )
  kslade | Nov 29, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 44 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (9 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Ambrose, Stephen E.autor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
DeMunn, JeffreyNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Next to winning the Civil War and abolishing slavery, building the first transcontinental railroad, from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, was the greatest achievement of the American people in the nineteenth century.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic
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, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks. 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. At its peak, the work force approached the size of Civil War armies, with as many as 15,000 workers on each line. Nothing like this great work had ever been seen in the world when the golden spike was driven in Promontory Peak, Utah, in 1869, as the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific tracks were joined. This is the story of the brave men, the famous and the unheralded, ordinary men doing the extraordinary -- who accomplished the spectacular feat that made the continent into a nation.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Debats actuals

Cap

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.74)
0.5 3
1 7
1.5
2 16
2.5 8
3 76
3.5 26
4 136
4.5 14
5 65

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 204,618,582 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible