Hear that Train Whistle Blow! How the Railroad Changed the World (Landmark Books)
|Rating||:||4.88 (506 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
A lively story telling of the railroad's development There are plenty of train histories written for adults, and many a picturebook coverage: now older readers in grades A lively story telling of the railroad's development Midwest Book Review There are plenty of train histories written for adults, and many a picturebook coverage: now older readers in grades 4-6 have a solid discussion of how trains have changed the transportation world in Milton Meltzer's Hear That Train Whistle Blow! Meltzer specializes in books of history, biography and social issues for young readers: hi. -6 have a solid discussion of how trains have changed the transportation world in Milton Meltzer's Hear That Train Whistle Blow! Meltzer specializes in books of history, biography and social issues for young readers: hi. Tanya Brillisour said Really enjoyed this book. I read this with the kids as part of our American History class and they really loved it. We followed it up with a trip to the California Railroad Museum. They enjoyed the museum so much more because they had already learned about the people and places. My son had a great conversation with the docent who was impressed with all the know. Socialist biased "history" This book is definitely written for children. Have said that, it is still a poorly written, often confusingly non-chronological, disjointed "history" that is devoted with the exception of the final chapter to the railroad in the United States (having World in the title is certainly misleading and not appropriate). The most disappointin
. In addition to recounting the building of the transcontinental railroad in the U.S., the author describes the shorter train lines that developed around large cities prior to the Civil War and how they shaped the economy, agriculture, and the growth of new towns. Illustrated with numerous archival photographs, this excellent, comprehensive history will be a welcome addition.–Ginny Gustin, Sonoma County Library System, Santa Rosa, CACopyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker–with more recent views that these men exploited and manipulated their way to wealth and power. He contrasts the high regard that 19th-century society had for railroad's "Big Four"–Collis P. to construct a high-speed, energy-efficient, ecologically sound rail network. All rights reserved
Focusing on American railroad history but touching on other countries, award-winning author Milton Meltzer shows how something as ubiquitous as the railroad is, in fact, a force that changed the world.Praise for There Comes a Time by Milton Meltzer:“Readers of every ethnicity will leave this book with a more inspired understanding of what it means to be free.”—Boston Sunday GlobeH “An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the U.S.”—Kirkus Reviews, StarredAmong Milton Meltzer’s many honors are five nominations for the National Book Award and the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for his substantial and lasting contribution to children’s literature. From the very first passenger train to roll down the tracks in 1825 to the advent of today’s high-speed trains, the railroad has been and is still one of the most vital forces in civilization. The author lives in New York City.From the Hardcover edition.