Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World
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.
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Review: Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The WorldUser Review - EggSalad - Goodreads
I got bogged down in the beginning, then I was drawn in for the second half. It occasionally was a bit dry, but other sections were easy to read. One other thing to keep in mind is that this book ... Read full review
Review: Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The WorldUser Review - Robert Wullenschneider - Goodreads
had to return this library book B4 I finished, but read enough to recommend it as informative history of the railroads world-wide from the beginning...the world was 'railed' at enormous costs of both ... Read full review
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Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
Limited preview - 2011