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  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing; First Ediion edition (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711033781
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711033788
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 2.2 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 445,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is quite a racy biography. Peto knew the effects of a lack of investment by the unemployment and resulting poverty. He served his time as an apprentice to the building trade and then set out to build up Brititish trade and Britian's infrastructe that would assit trade. More trade and manufacture - more jobs for woring people. His methods of raising money were downright dodgy on occsion but his building achievements with that money established industries that lasted 150 years. A very interesting story.
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By Richard Law on 6 Aug 2013
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The quality of the book was outstanding and excellent value for the asking price. I have no hesitation in recommending this suppplier for any book needs.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. MJ MCGINTY on 11 April 2010
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Most people's conception of the development of the railways in this
country is based on what they have been taught or told - so George Stephenson tends to get the credit. This book by Adrian Vaughan opens
our eyes to the true picture.
In fact Peto, Brassey, Brunel and Locke are more worthy recipients of such gratitude. Though, Brassey and Locke have already been immortalised, so too has Brunel very recently, in the definitive biography by the author of this excellent work (long awaited) on Peto. He, with his associates Betts and Brassey, created so many of the marvels of Victorian engineering construction that still survive, and indeed will outlive us and many future generations.
This book has all the benchmarks of this accomplished author: it is well researched, and fluently and entertainingly written. No serious appreciation of raiway development can be had without a copy.
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By R. C. Bayley on 11 Nov 2014
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Most interesting biography, well produced.
Well pleased.
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