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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads by [Brown, Dee]
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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads Kindle Edition


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“A fascinating story” of the railways that linked America from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (The Washington Post).
 
Hear that Lonesome Whistle Blow unspools the history of the beginnings of the American railroad system. By the mid-nineteenth century, settlers in Missouri and California were separated by a vast landscape that dwarfed and isolated them, conquerable only by “the demonic power of the Iron Horse and its bands of iron track.” Although the building of the great railroad is commonly known as a story of romance, adventure, and progress, it also has a dark side, as profiteers decimated American Indian tribes, exploited workers, and destroyed ecosystems. Despite this, by the turn of the twentieth century, five major railroads would span the continent.
 
This account vividly illustrates the railroad builders’ breathtaking skill, ambition, and ingenuity. . Brown compellingly tells a high-stakes tale, an exhilarating history that still holds lessons for today.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

About the Author

Dee Brown is the author of numerous excellent books on Western American history, including his best-selling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (0-8050-6669-1)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6363 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671899392
  • Publisher: Open Road Media; 1st edition (23 October 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009LBSCMW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #262,936 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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