Great Railway Revolution, The: The Epic Story of the American Railroad

Christian Wolmar

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 1st Apr '13


The first new and comprehensive narrative history of the American railroads in a generation.’Shrewd, articulate and incredibly well-informed’ – Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph

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In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.

Additional information

Weight 0.43 kg
Dimensions 30 × 128 × 196 mm
Page Count 432