Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States.
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Michael Portillo Michael Portillo ...  Himself - Presenter 65 episodes, 2016-2018
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Michael Portillo crosses the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America, armed with Appleton's General Guide to the United States.

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1 February 2016 (UK) See more »

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Vel'ké vlakové putovanie po USA See more »

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[introduction to each episode]
Michael Portillo: I have crossed the Atlantic to ride the railroads of America with a new travelling companion. Published in 1879, my Appletons' General Guide will steer me to everything that's novel, beautiful, memorable or curious in the United States. As I cross the continent, I'll discover America's "Gilded Age" when powerful tycoons launched a railway boom that tied the nation together and carved out its future as a super-power.
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