George Washington's America: A Biography Through His Maps - Barnet Schecter

Barnet Schecter, a historian and author of the Battle for New York, has mined  Yale’s Sterling Memorial Library collection of George Washington’s maps for this unique and beautiful profile of the first president and his place in the New World. GEORGE WASHINGTON’S AMERICA (Walker, $67.50) is as close a glimpse of the landscape Washington knew as we are likely to get. The volume reproduces scores of the maps, charts, and atlas pages Washington drew, collected, and relied on throughout his life; he owned more than 90 different maps and atlases by the time he died, including a 1762 overview of North America by John Rocque and his own cartographic account of his 1753 Ohio River journey to strengthen colonial defenses against hostile French forces.

Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad - Derek Hayes

From the first regional public railroad, the Baltimore and Ohio, with service beginning in 1830, to the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, great strides were made in rail technology.  In THE HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD (Univ. of California, $39.95), Derek Hayes shows the progression of the railroad industry through a diverse representation of maps and photographs.  The history of the North American railroad is a rich one, full of triumphs and failures, and the maps, along with the text, graphically show the overwhelming difficulties that early engineers had to contend with.

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ISBN: 9780520266162
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: University of California Press - October 6th, 2010