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Works (15)

TitlesOrder
The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld by Herbert Asbury
Beyond Grief: Sculpture and Wonder in the Gilded Age Cemetery by Cynthia J. Mills
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 by Simon Winchester
Dark Genius of Wall Street: The Misunderstood Life of Jay Gould, King of the Robber Barons by Edward J. Renehan Jr.
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by David Haward Bain
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow by Dee Brown
Historic San Francisco: A Concise History and Guide by Rand Richards
The Industrial Era by Academic Industries
The Inventor and the Tycoon by Edward Ball
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America by Richard White
River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West by Rebecca Solnit
Wild Wild West by Bruce Bethke
You Wouldn't Want to Work on the Railroad!: A Track You'd Rather Not Go Down by Ian Graham

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Recommendations

  1. A Great and Shining Road by John Hoyt Williams (1988)
  2. Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 by Stephen E. Ambrose (2000)
  3. Boss Ruef's San Francisco: The Story of the Union Labor Party, Big Business, and the Graft Prosecution (Cal 138) by Walton Bean (1952)
  4. San Francisco Memoirs, 1835-1851: Eyewitness Accounts of the Birth of a City by Malcolm E. Barker (1994)
  5. The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West by David Haward Bain (2004)
  6. The Big Four: The Story of Huntington, Stanford, Hopkins, and Crocker, and of the Building of the Central Pacific by Oscar Lewis (1938)
  7. Union Pacific Country by Robert G. Athearn (1971)
  8. San Francisco Then and Now by Bill Yenne (1998)
  9. War on the Frontier: The Trans-Mississippi West by Alvin M. Josephy (1986)
  10. Mellon: An American Life by David Cannadine (2006)
  11. Cowboys & Aliens by Joan D. Vinge (2011)
  12. You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Wild West Town!: Dust You'd Rather Not Settle by Peter Hicks (2002)
  13. The Twentieth Century: A People's History by Howard Zinn (1980)
  14. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester (2003)
  15. Railroads Triumphant: The Growth, Rejection, and Rebirth of a Vital American Force by Albro Martin (1991)

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