Engulfed in the tremendous struggle to prevent the Civil War from dividing the Union between North and South, Abraham Lincoln was equally determined to prevent the seeds of separation from ever appearing in the vast American West He was acutely aware that California and the other Pacific states were rapidly filling with settlers It took only two months for Queen Victoria to receive a message from distant India, but for the president of the United States to confer with a congressman or a delegation from California to Oregon required a journey of four to six months around South Africa by ship.Between the Mississippi River Valley and California lay a 2,000 mile emptiness known as the Great American Desert Lincoln was determined to bridge this unknown expanse and bind the West to the East with the same iron rails that had already done so much to link the Midwest and the Northeast Here, in this Kindle Single, New York Times bestselling historian Thomas Fleming tells the dramatic story of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad and Lincoln s little told role in it. Best Read [ Lincoln's Other Dream (The Thomas Fleming Library) ] Author [ Thomas Fleming ] – bluevapours.co.uk
Librarian note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this nameThomas James Fleming was an historian and historical novelist, with a special interest in the American Revolution He was born in 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of a World War I hero who was a leader in Jersey City politics for three decades Before her marriage, his mother, Katherine Dolan Fleming, was a teacher in the Jersey City Public School System.After graduating from St Peter s Preparatory School in Jersey City, Fleming spent a year in the United States Navy He received a Bachelor s degree, with honors, from Fordham University in 1950 After brief stints as a newspaperman and magazine editor, he became a full time writer in 1960 His first history book, Now We Are Enemies, an account of the Battle of Bunker Hill, was published that same year It was an instant success, reviewed inthan 75 newspapers and featured as a main selection of the Literary Guild.Since then, Fleming has published numerous books about events and figures of the Revolutionary era He has also written about other periods of American history, and has publishedthan twenty novels, including several best sellers, set against various historical backgrounds.His wife Alice is a distinguished writer of books for young people The couple has four children and seven grandchildren.
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