Great American Railroad Journeys
Historical Companion to the BBC SeriesBook - 2017
"... Michael Portillo now undertakes an epic trip by train from New York and Boston on the East Coast down to the Deep South of Atlanta and New Orleans, then onto Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico and ultimately finishing in San Francisco. This lavishly illustrated offical tie-in covers each journey Portillo makes across North America and captures the colour, beauty, history and exhilaration experienced when journeying through this incredible continent. Packed with new maps, as well as originals from Appleton's General Guide, this book explores the construction of rail routes across the continent in the 1800s, as a new nation was built by the immigrant masses ..." -- Inside front cover.
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster UK Ltd, 2017
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 256 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, maps (chiefly color), portraits (some color) ; 26 cm