Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad
by Stephen E. Ambrose
The story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad and how the US government pitted two companies — the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads — against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution.
Registration required: Meets at the Carriage House behind the Lombard Historical Society, just across from the Library.
Extra copies of the book are available through the circulation desk.