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The Resource Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler

Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler

Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad
Title
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation
Title remainder
the story of the transcontinental railroad
Statement of responsibility
Martin W. Sandler
Title variation
Story of the transcontinental railroad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1850s, gold fever swept the West, but people had to walk, sail, or ride horses for months on end to seek their fortune. The question of faster, safer transportation was posed by national leaders. But with 1,800 miles of seemingly impenetrable mountains, searing deserts, and endless plains between the Missouri River and San Francisco, could a transcontinental railroad be built? It seemed impossible. Eventually, two railroad companies, the Central Pacific, which laid the tracks eastward, and the Union Pacific, which moved west, began the job. In one great race between iron men with iron wills, tens of thousands of workers blasted the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, built the highest bridges that had ever been created, and finally linked the nation by two bands of steel, changing America forever."--
Assigning source
From publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sandler, Martin W
Dewey number
385.0978
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Middle School
  • 1230
  • NC 1230
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
LC call number
TF
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
10.0
Study program name
Reading Counts!
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • West (U.S.)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Also includes timeline
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dreamers and builders -- Rails across the plains -- Attacking the mountains -- A wild excursion -- Tunnels, snow, and Neveda at last -- Hell on wheels -- Tracks across the desert -- A race for glory -- Celebration -- Waht happened to them -- Timeline
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780763665272
Lccn
2014954533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • sky277222105
  • (OCoLC)933300275
  • 927235
Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Also includes timeline
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Dreamers and builders -- Rails across the plains -- Attacking the mountains -- A wild excursion -- Tunnels, snow, and Neveda at last -- Hell on wheels -- Tracks across the desert -- A race for glory -- Celebration -- Waht happened to them -- Timeline
Dimensions
24 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780763665272
Lccn
2014954533
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • sky277222105
  • (OCoLC)933300275
  • 927235

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