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 labor 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 laborers responsible for its creation. Free Download Kindle ePUB Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The World author Christian Wolmar – tbjewellers.co.uk
Christian Wolmar is a journalist, focusing on the history and politics of railways.
- 400 pages
- Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The World
- Christian Wolmar
- 17 January 2018 Christian Wolmar