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The world the railways made

Author: Nicholas Faith
Publisher: London [England] : Head of Zeus, 2014. ©1990
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Across American praries, 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Faith, Nicholas.
World The Railways Made : Wolmar''s Railway Library.
New York : Head of Zeus, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Faith
ISBN: 9781781858356 1781858357
OCLC Number: 908435210
Notes: Originally published 1990 by The Bodley Head Ltd.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Welcome Page; By the Same Author; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; I The First Impact; II The Hopes and Fears of All the Years; III Railpolitik; 2 Politics and Politicians; IV Capitalism, Capitalists --
and Contractors; V The Economy of Rail; 1 The Railway Regions; 2 The Industries the Railways Created; VI Imperial Railways; 2 Dreams of Empire; VII The Armies of Steam --
and Their Battlefields; 2 The Railway Community; VIII Society on the Move; 2 The Habits the Railways Changed; 3 The Leisure the Railways Stretched; IX Railway in Town and City; 2 The Monuments of Steam. X War on the RailsXI The Great Railway Renaissance; About this Book; About the Author; Reviews; Also by this Author; An Invitation from the Publisher; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Notes; Index; Copyright.
Responsibility: Nicholas Faith ; with an introduction from Christian Wolmar.

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A new edition of THE classic history of rail: how the 'Iron Road' turned the world upside down.  Read more...

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'The story of rail travel is two-sided - on the one hand, a tale of extraordinary feats of engineering and design and, on the other, one of changing passenger experiences' TLS.

 
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