The great railroad revolution : the history of trains in America / Christian Wolmar.

Author
Wolmar, Christian [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : PublicAffairs, 2013.
Description
xxix, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Subject(s)
Summary note
Looks at the railroad's impact on American society in the nineteenth century, from its ability to move goods and people great distances to its role in making the United States a world power.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 379-381) and index.
Contents
The railroads win out -- A passionate affair -- The railroads take hold -- The battle lines -- Harnessing the elephant -- Railroads to everywhere -- Getting better all the time -- The end of the affair -- All kinds of train -- The roots of decline -- A narrow escape -- Renaissance without passengers.
ISBN
  • 1610393473 (paperback)
  • 9781610393478 (paperback)
OCLC
826685367
RCP
N - S

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