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5.0 out of 5 stars
Good on history & some funny tales., 6 Aug. 2009
If you are already a fan of the late & great Fred, then this will be a brilliant read. You can hear his wonderful voice as he tells the story of steam.
However, even if you have never heard of Fred, this is still a very good book with which to get a good overview of the Industrial Revolution and the vital part that steam power played in it.
Intertwined with the history are some colourful stories relating to real people and events and these just serve to bring the subject alive for the reader.
Overall an excellent and entertaining read.