Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Modern Age, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama Canal
A world that had changed little from the Middle Ages was altered beyond recognition by the pioneering genius of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In Dreams of Iron and Steel, acclaimed historian Deborah Cadbury tells the heroic tale of the visionaries and ordinary workers who brought to life seven great wonders of the world that still have the power to awe and inspire us today. Fueled by Deborah Cadbury's characteristic scholarship and insight, this extraordinary chronicle re-creates the human odyssey of how our modern world was forged not only with rivets, grease, and steam but also with blood, sweat, and extreme imagination.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Review: Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama CanalUser Review - Kelly Cole - Goodreads
I am consistently fascinated by accounts of great engineering feats, as I can never quite fathom how large-scale things come to be built. I relished each one of these stand-alone chapters ... Read full review
Review: Dreams of Iron and Steel: Seven Wonders of the Nineteenth Century, from the Building of the London Sewers to the Panama CanalUser Review - Christopher Sutch - Goodreads
A very interesting account of seven engineering "wonders," with interesting anecdotes and overviews of their construction. Cadbury, refreshingly, doesn't shy away from frank discussion of the ... Read full review