Blood, Iron, and Gold

Blood, Iron, and Gold How the Railroads Transformed the World

Paperback (01 Mar 2011) | English

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Synopsis

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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781586489496
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: PublicAffairs
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 426g
Height: 210mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 28mm