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William Beardmore: Transport is the Thing Paperback – 20 Jan 2004

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: NMSE - Publishing Ltd (20 Jan. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1901663531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1901663532
  • Package Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,037,710 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A lot of careful research has clearly been necessary...a unique piece of transport history. -- Transport Digest, autumn 2004

It is excellent that this inside story has been told in such an open and interesting way. -- Motor Sport Magazine, January, 2005


William Beardmore (later Lord Invernairn) made a considerable impact on the Scottish engineering industry at the turn of the 20th century. Legend has it that he summed up his strategy in a simple sentence: 'Transport is the thing'. Beardmore products included aero engines, motorcycles, cars and zeppelins, while the company also built airstrips and the first flat deck aircraft carrier. William Beardmore was a great innovator but made several strategic business mistakes - a historian of the Glasgow scene described him as "a man whose enormous vision and imagination were probably only matched by his poverty of judgement and lack of business skills."

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