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The Journal of Sean Sullivan

(1999)
A Transcontinental Railroad Worker
(A book in the My Name Is America series)
A novel by

 
 
Acclaimed author William Durbin's exciting JOURNAL OF SEAN SULLIVAN is now in paperback with a dynamic repackaging!

It's August 1867 and Sean has just arrived from Chicago, planning to work with his father on the Intercontinental Railroad. Sean must start at the bottom, as a water carrier, toting barrels of it to the thirsty men who are doing the backbreaking work on the line. At night, everyone is usually too tired to do anything but sleep, yet Sundays are free, and Sean discovers the rough and rowdy world of the towns that seem to sprout up from nowhere along the railroad's path over the prairie. But prejudices run rampant for both the Irish and Chinese workers -- especially when they start a deadly race to see who can lay track the fastest. Through Sean's eyes, the history of this era and the magnitude of his and his fellow workers' achievements come alive.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

August 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Until The Last Spike: The Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska And Points West, 1867
Author(s): William Durbin
ISBN: 0-606-32342-2 / 978-0-606-32342-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtle Back Books
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: My Name Is America: The Journal Of Sean Sullivan, A Transcontinental Railroad Worker
Author(s): William Durbin
ISBN: 0-439-04994-6 / 978-0-439-04994-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Until the Last Spike, the Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867 (My Name Is America)
Author(s): William Durbin
ISBN: 0-545-53080-6 / 978-0-545-53080-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Until the Last Spike, the Journal of Sean Sullivan, a Transcontinental Railroad Worker, Nebraska and Points West, 1867 (My Name Is America)
Author(s): William Durbin
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA