20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
This book is simply brilliant,
By A Customer
This review is from: Industry and Empire: From 1750 to the Present Day (Paperback)
Eric Hobsbawn is reknowned the world over for his quite brilliant writings on Industrial History. His writing brings to life the past,explains the past, is informative and never dull. You'll love this book even if you don't know what industrial history is about. But for those that don't know the book charts Britains history from about 1780-1900,it explains how we bacame a great empire and for example what impact the steam age or canals had on our country. You really *need* to read this book.