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Author Portillo, Michael, 1953- author.

Title Great American railway journeys : historical companion to the BBC series / foreword by Michael Portillo.

Publication Info. London : Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2017.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  917.304 POR    AVAILABLE
Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
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Note Map on lining papers
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 252) and index.
Summary Join Portillo for an epic trip by train from New York and Boston to the Deep South, on to Chicago, and Colorado, and finishing in San Francisco. Combining social history with travelogues, Portillo also explores the construction of rail routes across the continent.
Contents Foreword / by Michael Portillo -- Introduction -- The early years -- The American Civil War -- Robber barons -- Reconstruction & The Gilded Age -- Timeline -- Conclusion.
Subject Portillo, Michael, 1953- -- Travel -- United States.
Railroad travel -- United States.
United States -- Description and travel.
ISBN 9781471151514 (hardback)
1471151514 (hardback)
9781471151521 (eBook)

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