HEAR THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW[:] RAILROADS IN THE WEST by Dee Brown. Dee Brown.

HEAR THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW[:] RAILROADS IN THE WEST by Dee Brown. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1977]. 22.7x15 cm, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-311 [312], illustrations, maps, map on endpapers (repeated on rear endpaper), original decorated cloth, spine panel stamped in metallic red and gold. First edition. A very readable popular history of the organization and construction of railroads in the American West. Chapter 6, pages 100-135 is "The Great Race," an account of the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad." Chapter 7, pages 136-170, is "First Travelers on the Transcontinental." For accounts of travel by rail see "Elegance on the Western Rails," chapter 11, pages 218-234 and "The Immigrant," chapter 12, pages 235-255. A bright, nearly fine copy; no dust jacket. (#166910).

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