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Fire and Steam By Christian Wolmar

Fire and Steam by Christian Wolmar

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A Christmas hardback with tremendous sales potential. Fire and Steam tells the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world's first railway network, one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history.

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Fire and Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain by Christian Wolmar

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' 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 network to emerge. The rise of the steam train allowed goods and people to circulate around Britain as never before, stimulating the growth of towns and industry, as well many of the facets of modern life, from fish and chips to professional football. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

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"'A masterful account.' Michael Binyon, The Times 'Wolmar is a Pullman among story-tellers.' Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph"

About Christian Wolmar

Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster. He writes regularly for the Independent and Evening Standard, and appears frequently on TV and radio. His previous books include the widely acclaimed The Subterranean Railway, a history of the London underground and On the Wrong Line, an account of rail privatization.

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GOR008127214
9781843546290
1843546299
Fire and Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain by Christian Wolmar
Used - Like New
Hardback
Atlantic Books
2007-09-13
384
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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