By Maury Klein
Praised by means of the Chicago Tribune as "thoroughly and compellingly particular history," Volumes I and II of Maury Klein's huge heritage of the Union Pacific Railroad lined the years from 1863-1969. Now the 3rd and ultimate quantity brings the tale of the Union Pacific--the oldest, biggest, and so much winning railroad of recent times--fully modern.
The booklet follows the trajectory of an icon of the commercial age attempting to negotiate its means in a post-railway global, stricken by setbacks similar to exertions disputes, getting older infrastructure, govt de-regulation, ill-fated mergers, and extra. through 1969 an analogous corporation century prior had triumphantly pushed the golden spike into Promontory Summit--to immortalize the nation's first transcontinental railway--seemed a dinosaur destined for financial disaster. yet as Klein exhibits, the Union Pacific not just survived yet is once again thriving, which proves that railways stay serious to trade and in the United States, whilst passenger educate commute has all yet disappeared. Drawing on interviews with Union Pacific team of workers previous and current, Klein takes readers contained in the nice railroad--into its boardrooms and alongside its tracks--to convey how the corporate tailored to the quickly altering international of contemporary transportation. The publication additionally bargains attention-grabbing pix of the lads who've run the railroad. The demanding situations they confronted, and the innovations they built to satisfy them, supply readers an extraordinary glimpse into the interior workings of 1 of America's nice businesses.
A capstone on a outstanding fulfillment, Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration will entice historians, company students, and transportation buffs alike.
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