Publisher: Rand McNally & Company; Author: Robert G. Athearn, Copyright: 1971, 480 pages, Hardcover, 1 Available; Condition: Very Good condition but the dust jacket shows wear – used; Price $9.95
This is a history of the birth of the Union Pacific railroad from the concept to financing to building through the “golden spike” at Promontory and into the building of feeder lines. The book goes into the financing manipulations, the negotiating with the Mormon Church, the difficulty recruiting labor and the challenges of building the railroad, and the creating and destruction of towns. The history goes through the receivership in 1897. If you are interested in history and the stories behind the scenes, you will enjoy this book.
Additional info: Dust cover torn and missing pieces