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    DescriptionIn The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.


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    Title
    The Great Railway Revolution
    Subtitle
    The Epic Story of the American Railroad
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Wolmar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 197 mm
    Weight: 410 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780857890368
    ISBN 10: 0857890360
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK, WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BIC subject category V2: HBTK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000, HIS054000
    DC23: 385.0973
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christian Wolmar is Britain's foremost writer and broadcaster on transport matters. He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications including the Independent, Evening Standard and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His previous books include the widely-acclaimed The Subterranean Railway, Fire and Steam, Blood, Iron and Gold and Engines of War.