WorldCat Identities

Wolmar, Christian

Overview
Works: 70 works in 223 publications in 2 languages and 8,128 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Consultant
Classifications: HE1021, 385.09
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christian Wolmar
Blood, iron, & gold : how the railroads transformed the world by Christian Wolmar( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author, a transportation journalist, celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe. She 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, she describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents, as well as the labour of the navies who built this global network. She 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
The great railroad revolution : the history of trains in America by Christian Wolmar( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the railroad's impact on American society in the nineteenth century, from its ability to move goods and people great distances to its role in making the United States a world power
Engines of war : how wars were won & lost on the railways by Christian Wolmar( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the birth of the railroad forever changed how wars were fought, from the Crimean War and American Civil War through both world wars, the Korean War, and the Cold War and its mysterious missile trains
To the edge of the world : the story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the world's greatest railroad by Christian Wolmar( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the Edge of the World is an adventure in travel--full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that spans almost 6,000 miles and seven time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok. The world's longest train route took a decade to build--in the face of punishing climates, rampant disease, scarcity of funds and materials, and widespread corruption
The iron road : an illustrated history of the railroad by Christian Wolmar( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, 'The Iron Road' tells the hidden stories of railway history - the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error, and social change behind the history of trains and railways, with famous railways such as the Transsiberian fully explored
Fire & steam : a new history of the railways in Britain by Christian Wolmar( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The opening of the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railway network's vital, role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide railway to emerge." "As Christian Wolmar's wide-ranging history shows, the rise of the steam train allowed goods and people to circulate around Britain as never before, stimulating the growth of towns and industrialisation, as well as many of the facets of modern life, from fish and chips to professional football. Workers and day-trippers flocked to the stations as railway mania grew and business men, tempted by the prospect of huge returns, clamoured to invest in this expanding industry."--Jacket
The subterranean railway : how the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever by Christian Wolmar( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Victorian times, London's Underground has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and has played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. This wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian pioneers who conceived this revolutionary transport system and the men who tunnelled to make the Tube. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the Underground's contribution to twentieth-century industrial design and its role during two world wars, the story comes right up to the present with its sleek, driverless trains and the wrangles over the future of the system. The Subterranean Railway reveals London's hidden wonder and shows how the railway beneath the streets helped create the city we know today
The great railway revolution by Christian Wolmar( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic tale of the building of the US railroad network, and how it brought a stripling nation to economic and political maturuty, is recounted in thrilling style. The story of the US railroads is the story of modern America
Broken rails : how privatisation wrecked Britain's railways by Christian Wolmar( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Wolmar, one of the UK's leading transport journalists, analyses the troubled history of Britain's railways, reveals how they have reached the current state of disarray, and suggests ways to make the necessary improvements
Councils in conflict : the rise and fall of the municipal left by Stewart Lansley( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drugs by Christian Wolmar( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the different types of drugs people take today, their characteristics, and their history. Includes alcohol, tobacco, and medical drugs as well as heroin, cannabis, etc
Drugs and Sport by Christian Wolmar( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten children : the secret abuse scandal in children's homes by Christian Wolmar( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban access for the 21st century : finance and governance models for transport infrastructure by Elliott Sclar( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. Cities in developing countries have followed a path of dependency on transport systems dominated by car usage and favouring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century looks at ways in which policies can be formed in the developing world to prevent cities in these countries from following the same trajectory, and to help them shift away from those policies which are embedded in current financial systems. Through a series of chapters form international contributors, the book brings together expertise from different fields to show how small changes can incentivise positive developments in urban transport and create truly accessible cities"-Provided by publisher
Squatting : the real story by Nick Anning( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stagecoach : a classic rags-to-riches tale from the frontiers of capitalism by Christian Wolmar( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the wrong line : how ideology and incompetence wrecked Britain's railways by Christian Wolmar( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian Wolmar's acclaimed Broken Rails charted the disastrous privatisation of the British railway system in the mid-1990s. Now, in an updated and expanded version of the book, Wolmar highlights the failure of New Labour to get to grips with the legacy it inherited. The railways now absorb more taxpayers' money than ever before, while performance has reached an all-time low. Wolmar suggests that the railways may soon be under threat from a massive round of cuts and closures - or that debts, already at USD10bn, will mount up with catastrophic effect. But he argues that there is a third option: a return to a rational railway in which the disparate pieces are reassembled into a functioning network
Down the tube : the battle for London's underground by Christian Wolmar( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censorship by Christian Wolmar( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The iron road : the illustrated history of the railway by Christian Wolmar( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Blood, iron, & gold : how the railroads transformed the world
Alternative Names
Christian Wolmar britischer Journalist, Autor und Eisenbahnhistoriker

Christian Wolmar British journalist

Forter Wolmar, Christian Tage 1949-

Wolmar, Christian Tage Forter 1949-

ウルマー, クリスチャン

Languages
English (143)

Italian (2)

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Engines of war : how wars were won & lost on the railwaysFire & steam : a new history of the railways in BritainThe subterranean railway : how the London Underground was built and how it changed the city foreverForgotten children : the secret abuse scandal in children's homesStagecoach : a classic rags-to-riches tale from the frontiers of capitalism