TEN MILE DAY
AND THE BUILDING OF THE
Henry Holt 1993
PB ISBN# 0-8050-4703-4
*History Book Club
*American Bookseller Pick of the List
On April 28, 1869 the Central Pacific Railroad Company attempted to do the impossible--the laying of ten miles of track in one day. It would be the last great push to complete the transcontinental railroad.
"In her well-researched text, Fraser incorporates fascinating detail...while honestly addressing the prejudice faced by Chinese laborers. Good use of broad picture-book format. An attractive resource." Kirkus Reviews"
"Other historians mention this achievement, but Fraser captures the action in brilliantly rendered oils. Her laborers look like workers--not just men standing around. In a few useful sidebars and in informative endpapers, she adds details that enlarge upon and enhance the text. Ten Mile Day is in a class by itself. It is a picture-book slice of American history that should pique readers' interest." George Gleason, School Library Journal