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Good for enthuisiasts,
This review is from: Victorian Engineering (L.T.C. Rolt Collection) (Paperback)
Well, this is a book that does very much what it says on the cover - a hymn of praise to a somewhat esoteric selection of British Victorian Engineers and their major works.
Casual readers should be aware that this is a reprint, originally published in 1962, and that the author actually died in 1974. Enthusiasts will be aware of the author's classic texts, such as "Red for Danger", which have been revised and updated. This book has not, and lacks the illustrations and print quality which are "de rigeur" in modern books.
Easy reading - no; but a valuable insight into both the Victorian era, and the attitudes and mores of the late 1950's, yes.