Christian Wolmar - Blood, Iron & Gold (2nd Hand Paperback)
The opening of the world's first railroad in Britain and America in 1830 marked the dawn of a new age. Within the course of a decade, tracks were being laid as far afield as Australia and Cuba, and by the outbreak of World War I, the United States alone boasted over a quarter of a million miles.
With unrelenting determination, architectural innovation, and under gruesome labour conditions, a global railroad network was built that forever changed the way people lived.
From Panama to Punjab, from Tasmania to Turin, Christian Wolmar shows how cultures were enriched, and destroyed, by one of the greatest global transport revolutions of our time, and celebrates the visionaries and labourers responsible for its creation.
Blood, Iron & Gold shows how the rise of the train stimulated daring feats of engineering, architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world and how cultures were enriched and destroyed by the unrelenting construction of the railways.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Transportation
- Published : 2010 (Atlantic Books)
- ISBN : 9781848871717
- SKU : B001942
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"If you are not only interested in the building of the world's railways, but also in the social and political history that went with them, then this is the book for you. Wolmar writes well, and has done his research." - Google Reviews.
Christian Tage Forter Wolmar is a British journalist, author, railway historian and Labour Party politician. He is known for his commentary on transport, especially as a pundit on Britain's railway industry, and was named Transport Journalist of the Year in the National Transport Awards in 2007.