"Nothing Like It In the World" is a narrative history of the planning and construction of the Pacific Railroad during the 1860s which connected the San Francisco Bay and Council Bluffs, Iowa by rail. Written by popular historian Stephen Ambrose, it was first published in August 2000, by Simon & Schuster. When published in the late summer of 2000, "Nothing Like It in the World" was, like many of Ambrose's previous books, an immediate commercial success and quickly reached the "Number 1" position on the New York Times "Best Seller List" on September 17, 2000. However as were many of...
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