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The Incredible Transcontinental Railroad

Stories in American History

Series: Stories in American History

By R. Conrad Stein

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.

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"This series presents concepts and events in American history that are well explained and easily accessible to students."

Library Media Connection, October 2012

"Chapter notes and lists of books and websites for further reading make this book a good jumping-off point for researching the transcontinental railroad."

Children's Literature

"The text is thorough, well-researched, and read-able . . . Student researchers ill find this a helpful resource packed with useful information."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, March 2012

". . . these titles are characterized by solid research, dramatic details, and an accessible and attractive format . . . Thorough and engaging, they are representative of what lively writing and clean, clear presentation can do to add oomph to history lessons."

School Library Journal, April 2012

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