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'This authoritative and highly readable book will remain the definitive history for years to come.' --Michael Williams, Daily Telegraph
'Timely... A superb new history of the world's railways... In one brilliantly written volume Wolmar relates the story of the first global rail revolution' --Andrew Adonis, Financial Times
`Wolmar brings great energy to the task of explaining how the railways transformed the world.'
-- New Statesman
Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster, principally on transport matters. He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications including the Independent, Evening Standard and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His previous books include the widely-acclaimed The Subterranean Railway, a history of the London underground and Fire and Steam, a history of how the railways transformed Britain.
A well-written and comprehensive piece of history. There are nearly twenty pages of pictures, most of them in colour, and half-a-dozen maps. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Old Bear
Blood, Iron and Gold" is the rather confusing title of railway historian Christian Wolmar's latest book; however, the sub-title "how the railways transformed the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Globe-trotter
You don’t have to like railways or engineering to enjoy this book. It is an exceedingly well written history of the development of the modern world seen through the expansion of... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jules
Christian Wolmar scores again with a very readable account of how the railways changed the world. Inevitably much of the material is repeated from his earlier books on Britain... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Steve_Morris
I enjoyed Mr Wolmar's volume a great deal. It was very interesting to a get history of the railways from a worldwide point of view.Published 16 months ago by Radiosnail