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Opening of the West E-Book Boxed Set

Opening of the West E-Book Boxed Set

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This ebook box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, focusing on the ingenuity and the hardships that shaped the American West:

Undaunted Courage: This #1 New York Times bestseller gives a sweeping account of the most momentous expedition in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis's lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, Ambrose shows us the American West as Lewis saw it - wild, awesome, and pristinely beautiful.

Nothing Like It in the World: A riveting account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage - this is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad. The US government pitted two companies - the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads - against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution, and their race brilliantly comes to life in Ambrose's telling of 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 all the laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.

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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Stephen E. Ambrose Opening of the West E-Book Boxed Set: Undaunted Courage and Nothing Like It in the World
Author(s): Stephen E Ambrose
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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