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Nicholas Faith - The World the Railways Made - 9781784977351 - V9781784977351
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The World the Railways Made

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Description for The World the Railways Made Paperback. A new edition of THE classic history of rail: how the 'Iron Road' turned the world upside down. Editor(s): Wolmar, Christian. Num Pages: 320 pages. BIC Classification: WGF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 153. .
Across American prairies, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet. For some, the 'Iron Road' symbolized the brute horrors of modernity; for others the way toward a brighter future. From 1825, when the first passenger service linked Stockton and Darlington to the outbreak of World War I, Nicholas Faith presents an engaging and entertaining journey through the first century of rail, introducing visionaries, ... Read more

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About Nicholas Faith
Nicholas Faith is a distinguished British author and journalist. He was for many years a senior editor on the business pages of The Sunday Times and The Economist and was a regular contributor to the Financial Times. Christian Wolmar is a journalist, author, politician and Britain's leading railway historian.

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