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Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
This book chronicles the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad from its faltering start at Omaha in 1864 through the following three years as the builders press on through Nebraska. It describes the crews' dogged determination as they met the challenges of floods, scorching summers, Indian attacks and derailments.
Following Lincoln as He Followed Douglas
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,800. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1858 Abraham Lincoln was a country lawyer, and few people knew who he was. Yet he entered the Illinois Senate race to oppose Stephen A. Douglas over the expansion of slavery. The repercussions of their debates shook political foundations all the way to Washington. Lincoln's platform helped redefine American Democracy. Criss-cross Illinois with this book and retrace the dramatic campaign