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Table of contents for Empire express : building the first transcontinental railroad / David Haward Bain.


Contents

Part I
1845-57: A Procession of Dreamers
1: "For All the Human Family"   3
2: "Who Can Oppose Such a Work?"   16
3: "I Must Walk Toward Oregon"   26
4: "The Great Object for Which We Were Created"   37
5: "An Uninhabited and Dreary Waste"   47
Part II
1860-61: Union, Disunion, Incorporation
6: "Raise the Money and   Will Build Your Road"   5 7
7: "There Comes Crazy Judah"   6 7
8: "The Marks Left by the Donner Party"   78
9: "The Most Difficult Country Ever Conceived"   8 5
10: "We Have Drawn the Elephant"   104
Part III
1863: Last of the Dreamers
11: "Speculation Is as Fatal to It as Secession"   122
12: "I Have Had a Big Row and Fight"   131
Part IV
1864: Struggle for Momentum
13: "First Dictator of the Railroad World"   151
14: "Dancing with a Whirlwind"   165
15: "Trustees of the Bounty of Congress"   181
Part V
1865: The Losses Mount
16: "The Great Cloud Darkening the Land"   205
17: "If We can Save Our Scalps"   219
18: "I Hardly Expect to Live to See It Completed"   234
Part VI
1866: Eyeing the Main Chance
19: "Vexation, Trouble, and Continual Hindrance"   252
20: "The Napoleon of Railways"   261
21: "We Swarmed the Mountains with Men"   281
22: "Until They are Severely Punished"   301
Part VII
1867: Hell on Wheels
23: "Nitroglycerine Tells"   315
24: "Our Future Power and Influence"   330
25: "They All Died in Their Boots"   360
26: "There Are Only Five of Us"   391
Part VIII
1868: Going for Broke
27: "More Hungry Men in Congress"   435
28: "Bring On Your Eight Thousand Men"   469
29: "We Are in a Terrible Sweat"   506
30: "A Man for Breakfast Every Morning"   550
Part IX
1869: Battleground and Meeting Ground
31: "A Resistless Power"   594
32: "We Have Got Done Praying"   645
Part X
1872-73: Scandals, Scapegoats, and Dodgers
Epilogue: "Trial of the Innocents"   675
Notes   713
Bibliography   759
Index   779