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Sep 01, 2000 | ISBN 9780140084993

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Table Of Contents

Empire Express – David Haward Bain Part I: 1845-57: A Procession of Dreamers
1: “For All the Human Family”
2: “Who Can Oppose Such a Work?”
3: “I Must Walk Toward Oregon”
4: “The Great Object for Which We Were Created”
5: “An Uninhabited and Dreary Waste”
Part II: 1860-61: Union, Disunion, Incorporation
6: “Raise the Money and I Will Build Your Road”
7: “There Comes Crazy Judah”
8: “The Marks Left by the Donner Party”
9: “The Most Difficult Country Ever Conceived”
10: “We Have Drawn the Elephant”
Part III: 1863: Last of the Dreamers
11: “Speculation Is as Fatal to It as Secession”
12: “I Have Had a Big Row and Fight”
Part IV: 1864: Struggle for Momentum
13: “First Dictator of the Railroad World”
14: “Dancing with a Whirlwind”
15: “Trustees of the Bounty of Congress”
Part V: 1865: The Losses Mount
16: “The Great Cloud Darkening the Land”
17: “If We Can Save Our Scalps”
18: “I Hardly Expect to Live to See It Completed”
Part VI: 1866: Eyeing the Main Chance
19: “Vexation, Trouble, and Continual Hindrance”
20: “The Napoleon of Railways”
21: “We Swarmed the Mountains with Men”
22: “Until They Are Severely Punished”
Part VII: 1867: Hell on Wheels
23: “Nitroglycerine Tells”
24: “Our Future Power and Influence”
25: “They All Died in Their Boots”
26: “There Are Only Five of Us”
Part VIII: 1868: Going for Broke
27: “More Hungry Men in Congress”
28: “Bring on Your Eight Thousand Men”
29: “We Are in a Terrible Sweat”
30: “A Man for Breakfast Every Morning”
Part IX: 1869: Battleground and Meeting Ground
31: “A Resistless Power”
32: “We Have Got Done Praying”
Part X: 1872-73: Scandals, Scapegoats, and Dodgers
Epilogue: “Trial of the Innocents”
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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