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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
  • Iron rails, iron men & the race to link the nation
  • Story of the transcontinental railroad
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Just after gold fever swept the West--a time when people walked, sailed, or rode horses for months on end to seek their fortune-- the question of faster, safer, more reliable transportation between America's East and West Coasts was posed by lawmakers and 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? There were believers and there were doubters, but it was the visionaries and the doers-- Theodore Judah, Grenville Dodge, Charles Crocker, James Strobridge-- who made it happen. They established two railroad companies, the Central Pacific that laid the tracks eastward and the Union Pacific that moved west, setting the stage for a race between iron men with iron wills unlike anything any country had ever seen. Heroes and scoundrels populate the story of the transcontinental railroad. But it was the tens of thousands of workers who, against all odds and working almost entirely by hand, built the great road. They labored for more than six years blasting the longest tunnels that had ever been constructed, building the highest bridges that had ever been created, battling enormous snow drifts and blistering heat. And when the nation was finally linked by two bands of steel, America was changed forever
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Sandler, Martin W
Dewey number
385.0978
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Ages 10+
LC call number
TF25.U5
LC item number
S26 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Performed by Grover Gardner
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Gardner, Grover
Series statement
Candlewick on BrillianceAudio
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  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • West (U.S.)
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • West (U.S.)
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Railroads
  • United States
  • United States, West
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler
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Publication
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Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907179816
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781491588277
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2017627790
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781491588185
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Iron rails, iron men, and the race to link the nation : the story of the transcontinental railroad, Martin W. Sandler
Publication
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907179816
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
4 audio discs (4 hr., 15 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781491588277
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
2017627790
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
9781491588185
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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