From the river to the sea : the untold story of the railroad war that made the West
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Published
New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2021.
ISBN
9781982104283
Physical Desc
viii, 339 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Berea Branch - Adult Collection - General385.0978 Se28f 2021 Available
Mayfield Branch - Adult Collection - General385.0978 Se28f 2021 Available

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Published
New York, NY : Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781982104283

Notes

General Note
Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
In From the River to the Sea, bestselling author John Sedgwick recounts, in vivid and thrilling detail, the decade-long fight between General William J. Palmer, the Civil War hero leading the "little family" of his Rio Grande, coming down from Denver, hoping to showcase the majesty of the Rockies, and William Barstow Strong, the hard-nosed manager of the corporate-minded Santa Fe, venturing west from Kansas. What begins as an accidental rivalry when the two lines cross in Colorado soon evolves into an all-out battle as each man tries to outdo the other--claiming exclusive routes through mountains, narrow passes, and the richest silver mines in the world; enlisting private armies to protect their land and lawyers to find loopholes; dispatching spies to gain information; and even using the power of the press and incurring the wrath of the God-like Robber Baron Jay Gould--to emerge victorious. By the end of the century, one man will fade into anonymity and disgrace. The other will achieve unparalleled success--and in the process, transform a sleepy backwater of thirty thousand called "Los Angeles" into a booming metropolis that will forever change the United States.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, J. (2021). From the river to the sea: the untold story of the railroad war that made the West (First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.). Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, John, 1954-. 2021. From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West. Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, John, 1954-. From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sedgwick, John. From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition., Avid Reader Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2021.

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