Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World
The birth of the railways and their rapid spread across the world triggered economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale.
From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Blood, Iron and Gold describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would link cities that had hitherto been isolated, and would one day span continents. Christian Wolmar reveals how the rise of the train stimulated daring feats of engineering, architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world. He shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how the railways played a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars. Blood, Iron and Gold tells the dramatic story of how the railways changed the world.
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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