Books tagged: transcontinental

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Iron Horse King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,220. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
He will do anything to accomplish the impossible and become a very wealthy man and The Iron Horse King...but if he fails, he will lose everything. He has no time for Mary Rose...who will do anything to get on his train and ride out to the railhead. This fun, epic journey of love and adventure is a romantic interpretation based on Charles Crocker and his building of the transcontinental railroad.
Irish Gandy Dancer: A tale of building the Transcontinental Railroad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,930. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
John McGlinchey, a young Irish transplant from County Donegal finds little opportunity in South Philadelphia during Reconstruction era America. Determined to find work he joins hundreds of his countrymen in one of the greatest engineering quests of the time, building the Trans-Continental Railroad.
Riding into The Sunrise - Recollections of a bicycle journey across Russia
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 89,390. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
Spring 1993. 14 months earlier the USSR had collapsed and with Russia accessible once more Gregory Yeoman and his expedition companions set off on their bicycles to ride from the Baltic to the Pacific. Over 153 days they encountered wild landscapes, wild people, crumbling hotels and Siberia’s two cheeses on an extraordinary adventure through a nation finding itself after 70 years of Communism.
Rails & Rooms - A Timeless Canadian Journey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,640. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » History » North America
From Halifax to Victoria, clear across Canada, Dave Preston rode the rails, exploring what was once the most popular mode of transport in the country. Days and nights spent rollicking across the amazing and diverse geography of Canada were punctuated by stays at some of the country's oldest and most prestigious hotels; those built by the railway companies to entice the most affluent of travellers.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,420. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
After his alcoholic mother dies, sheltered teenager Leroy Smiley is left reeling… by how little he feels. His numbness comes to an abrupt end, however, when a blurry image of a forgotten family friend forms in his mind. Desperately seizing his unlikely chance to get the one thing he's always wanted, a normal life, Leroy ditches his new foster home to find the caring woman from his past.