ISBN 9781848871717,Blood; Iron And Gold : How The Railways

Blood; Iron And Gold : How The Railways

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ISBN 9781848871717
Publisher

GROVE ATLANTIC

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781848871717

ISBN-10 1848871716
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)
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A delight... You don't need to be an anorak to enjoy Wolmar?s fact finding abilities... Wolmar?s enthusiasm is infectious... A rattling good yarn.' Trevor Royle, Herald Christian Wolmar's biggest paperback yet. Blood, Iron and Gold tells the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world?s railways and how the railways changed the world. I The birth of the railways and their rapid spread across the world triggered economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Blood, Iron and Gold describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would link cities that had hitherto been isolated, and would one day span continents. Christian Wolmar reveals how the rise of the train stimulating daring feats of engineering architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around world. He shows how cultures were enriched ? and destroyed ? by the unrelenting construction and how the railways played a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two World wars.

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