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  • Blood, Iron, and Goldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 17.99

    Britain?s leading train expert tells the epic story of how the world?s railroads shaped commerce, cultures, and countries, and created the modern era more...

  • Engines of Warby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 16.99

    The dramatic 100-year history of how trains became weapons, and transformed forever the nature of war more...

  • The Great Railway Revolutionby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.92

    In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations... more...

  • The Great Railroad Revolutionby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 19.99

    The epic tale of America?s railroads?the largest rail network in the world?and how they built a modern nation more...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.92

    Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway , Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.92

    Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...

  • The Iron Roadby Christian Wolmar

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A fascinating journey through the history of railways From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention... more...

  • The Iron Roadby Christian Wolmar

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 30.00

    The Iron Road is full of wondrous curiosities. Did you know that early trains in Australia were pulled by convicts, or that elephants were until recently used to shunt freight wagons in India? The world's most magnificent railway station, the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminal in Mumbai, took 10 years to build. The longest possible continuous railway... more...

  • Fire and Steamby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books 2008; US$ 11.99

    Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster. He writes regularly for the Independent and Evening Standard , and appears frequently on TV and radio. His previous books include the widely acclaimed The Subterranean Railway , a history of the London underground, and On the Wrong Line , an account of rail privatization. more...