Blood, Iron & Gold

Blood, Iron & Gold How the Railways Transformed the World


Audio CD (01 Feb 2010) | English

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Blood, Iron and Gold reveals the huge impact of the railways as they spread rapidly across the world, linking cities that had hitherto been isolated, stimulating both economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Christian Wolmar describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents, as well as the labour of the navvies who built this global network. Wolmar shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how they had a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars. Indeed, the global expansion of the railways was key to the spread of modernity and the making of the modern world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781407915876
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Imprint: Soundings Audio Books
Pub date:
Edition: Unabridged
DEWEY: 385.09
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Weight: -1g
Height: 190mm
Width: 185mm