Blood, Iron, and Gold

Blood, Iron, and Gold

How the Railroads Transformed the World

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The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of a transport revolution that would forever transform the way we live. Blood, Iron, and Gold takes us on a journey encompassing jungle, mountain, and desert, revealing the huge impact of the railroads as they spread rapidly across entire countries, and linked cities that hitherto had little reach beyond their immediate environs. The rise of the train triggered daring engineering feats, great architectural innovation, and the rapid movement of people and goods across the globe. Cultures were both enriched and destroyed by the unrelenting construction of the railroads, and the new technology quickly took on a vital role in civil conflicts and two world wars.

In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.

Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781586488345
1586488341
Branch Call Number: 385.09 Wol 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xix, 376 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps

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Excellent review per 2/27-28/2014 Wall Street Journal.

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