THE GOLDEN HORSE

B/. 24.00

Autor: Juan David Morgan
ISBN: 9781626529533
Editorial: Twoharbors
Páginas: 417
Formato: Rústica

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Descripción

Many people know the story of the Panama Canal, but few know that of the Panama Railroad: the first transcontinental railroad of the Americas that was built during the California Gold Rush. From 1851-1855, a handful of adventures and inventive engineers drove the enterprise to tame the unexplored jungle wilderness that would soon become the first inter-oceanic railroad, link the U.S. to Central America and change Panama forever.

The Golden Horse by >Juan David Morgan is an engrossing and sweeping saga that paints a vivid and personal portrayal of the events that transpired as a result of the commercial rivalry between New York shipping magnates, William Aspinwall and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the enormous personal cost that was borne by the people involved in the construction of the railroad.