The Great Railway Revolution
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The Great Railway Revolution : The Epic Story of the American Railroad

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In 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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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 32mm | 429g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2x8pp colour
  • 0857890360
  • 9780857890368
  • 298,158

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About Christian Wolmar

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.

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