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Incredible Transcontinental Railroad - Stories in America

Incredible Transcontinental Railroad - Stories in America
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    ISBN: 9780766039568
    Author: R. Conrad Stein
    Format: Reinforced Hardcover
    Publisher: Enslow Publishing
    Series: Stories in American History
    Ages: 10 and Up
    Size: 6¼ X 9¼
    Total Pages: 128
    For Grades: 5 and Up
    Accelerated Reader: No
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    In the Civil War, the Union's victory over the Confederacy was largely due in part to the superior Northern railroads, which kept the military stocked with supplies. As a result, the United States realized the great value of a transcontinental railroad and pushed to connect the east with the west. In THE INCREDIBLE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD, author R. Conrad Stein tells the stories of those who, whether motivated by money and greed or by idealism and dedication to a lofty goal, played a part in creating a railroad that would unite a country.