Children's Literature - Trina HeidtWestward expansion in the United States was slow going until the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad lines met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869. Then, almost overnight, the way everything was done in our country changed dramatically. This wonderful resource book details the incredible journey that was taken by many people in the effort to connect the East with the West. This book is filled with historical detail, direct quotes, and photographs, and can stand alone as a very useful educational resource. Another very interesting aspect of the book, however, are the many Internet resources given throughout the book. There are web site pages used as photos throughout the book that give readers a concrete glimpse of the ways in which they could use technology to further their research on a particular topic that was covered in the text. This book is part of the "The Wild History of the American West" series, which is part of the "MyReportLinks.com" collection. The promise of these books is that their web site "will provide access to the Report Links that back up this book and will keep these Report Links up to date on the www.myreportlinks.com web site for five years from the book's first publication date." This book is a highly recommended resource for schools, libraries, and train enthusiasts, as it offers the best of both worldsholding a book in your hands and using a computer to gather more information.
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