Book Discussion: Nothing Like It In The World

  • Date(s): Monday, February 7th 2022
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: Niobrara County Library

The railroad significantly changed life in the United States; register for the series by calling or stopping by the library. Barb Baker returns to facilitate discussion.

Monday, February 7 – 6 p.m. “Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869 by Stephen E. Ambrose

An account of the unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.