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Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2019
This book reads much like a novel. There were wheeler-dealers and there were visionaries. Even Abraham Lincoln was involved! It made me realize just how big a deal a transcontinental railroad was, and the many ways it fast-forwarded the development of America. Also, I knew that my great-great grandfather, a Mormon convert from Sweden who moved his family to America to join Brigham Young in Utah, was killed in a landslide while working on “a railroad” in a place called Weber Canyon. Now I know that it was THAT railroad, and that Weber Canyon was a very important and difficult part of a very difficult endeavor.