January 9, 2008
December 07 Best Seller list.
"...Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, Charles Crocker, and Collis Huntington... The quartet, known as the Associates, were the movers and shakers behind the Central Pacific, the western leg of what became the transcontinental railroad."
The author tells heartland stories, lots of them, and compiles them in a passionate, probing and painfully honest book. There is little room for sentimentality here. Yes, the outsourcing of jobs and the export of industries has played a major role in rece