How The West Was Toured

How The West Was Toured

by Tony Perrottet
     
 

The Union Pacific Railroad opened the immensity of the American West to Gilded Age adventurers. Award-winning author and frequent New York Times and National Public Radio contributor Tony Perrottet retraces the first transcontinental train trip and recaptures the spirit of 1869.See more details below

Overview

The Union Pacific Railroad opened the immensity of the American West to Gilded Age adventurers. Award-winning author and frequent New York Times and National Public Radio contributor Tony Perrottet retraces the first transcontinental train trip and recaptures the spirit of 1869.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013143876
Publisher:
New Word City
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
24
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

The need for perpetual motion has always been Tony Perrottet’s defining trait. From his current home in the East Village of Manhattan, he has traveled to Fiji, Iceland, Tierra del Fuego, and Zanzibar, while contributing to The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Slate, Outside, The Village Voice and the London Sunday Times. His work has been selected for the Best American Travel Writing series four times. Perrottet is the author of five books, most recently Napoleon’s Privates and The Sinner’s Grand Tour - A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe. He is also a regular guest on NPR Radio
and the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.

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