Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we have a new vision of the Gilded Age, often darkly funny, that shows history to be rooted in failure as well as success.
Author: Richard White
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.40d
About the Author
White, Richard: - Richard White is the author of many acclaimed histories, including the groundbreaking study of the transcontinentals, Railroaded, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is Margaret Byrne Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, and lives near Palo Alto, California.