Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "The most comprehensive account published since 1950. Written in a form that should satisfy both the scholar and the railroad buff, the book details financing, construction, growth, and management from the Santa Fe's conception by Cyrus K. Holliday in 1859, to its evolution into a giant conglomerate."- American Historical Review. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In 1859, Cyrus K. Holliday envisioned a railroad that would run from Kansas to the Pacific, increasing the commerce and prosperity of the nation. With farsighted investors and shrewd management, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad grew from Holliday's idea into a model of the modern, rapid, and efficient railroad.
There were many growing pains. Rustlers, thieves, and desperadoes were as thick as the cattle in Kansas when the first rails were laid. When a conductor, toting a pistol, asked a grizzled prospector where he was heading, the old man replied, "Hell." "That's 65¢ and get off at Dodge," the weary conductor declared.
Once built with rails from Wales laid on ties of oak and walnut, the railroad survived the economic and climatic hardships of the late nineteenth century, and eventually extended from Chicago to San Francisco, with over 12,000 miles of track and substantial holdings in oil fields, timber land, uranium mines, pipe lines, and real estate.
About the Author: Keith L. Bryant, Jr., is a professor of history at the University of Akron. He has published on labor and entrepreneurial history, the Gilded Age, and the history of the South.
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP74692076
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0803260660I3N00
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press. Buchzustand: Very Good. . Buchnummer des Verkäufers SA09E-00224
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press. Buchzustand: Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18-C-002213
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good, solid,mild wear, text has underlining, a good copy. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1M5DZG000DV6
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Good. 0803260660 Bumped and creased book with tears to the extremities, but not affecting the text block and a remainder mark to one edge - Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0803260660Z3
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press. Buchzustand: Good. good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SD-3-I-3-0585
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press, 1992. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S_204088477
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0803260660-2-4
Buchbeschreibung University of Nebraska Press. PAPERBACK. Buchzustand: Good. 0803260660 Clean covers with moderate wear. Firm binding. Unmarked interior. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU23573