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The Chinese workers who built an American railway and their history detailed in new book

Author Gordon Chang gives a comprehensive account of the 20,000 Chinese who worked on the Central Pacific transcontinental line in the late 1860s.

Author Gordon Chang gives a comprehensive account of the 20,000 Chinese who worked on the Central Pacific transcontinental line in the late 1860s.

11 Jun 2019 - 6:11AM
History’s deadliest single animal? Story of the killer Indian tiger and the man who hunted it down detailed in new book

The Champawat tiger was thought to have killed and eaten about 440 people over a span of about a decade in colonial India. A new book details its trail of destruction, the hunter who killed it, and the people it preyed on.

The Champawat tiger was thought to have killed and eaten about 440 people over a span of about a decade in colonial India. A new book details its trail of destruction, the hunter who killed it, and the people it preyed on.

6 Mar 2019 - 8:32PM
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