Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West

By: O'Connor, Richard

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Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Putnam, 1973, first edition. In near fine condition. How and why the transcontinental railroads were built, with cast of players from exploited Chinese and Irish gandy dancers and dance-hall girls to the Wall Street tycoons, land barons, and presidents who conned thousands onto the sterile waterless plains. William F. Cody was paid $500 a month to kill at least twelve buffalo a day for meat. In 18 months he killed 4,280 buffalo to nourish the Kansas Pacific's workmen.

Title: Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West

Author Name: O'Connor, Richard

Categories: Americana - Railways, Railroads, Trains,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Putnam: 1973

ISBN Number: 0399111204

ISBN Number 13: 9780399111204

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 016502

Keywords: RAILROADS UNITED STATES WEST U,