'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
About the Author
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.