The Railway Age

The Railway Age

by Michael Robbins, Robbins
     
 

The Railway Age meant a revolution. Railways, with speed, capacity to move people and goods, and precision of operation far beyond any existing means of transport on land, transformed industry, social life, and whole areas of the countries they served; they changed politics, diplomacy, military strategy and the map of the world. First published to great acclaim in

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The Railway Age meant a revolution. Railways, with speed, capacity to move people and goods, and precision of operation far beyond any existing means of transport on land, transformed industry, social life, and whole areas of the countries they served; they changed politics, diplomacy, military strategy and the map of the world. First published to great acclaim in the 1960s and with new material added, this book was welcomed as "a classic of railway literature" (The Guardian ). It not only sets out what railways were but examines what they did. It will throw new light on the history of recent centuries.

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This is a thoughtful, inquiring book, full of historical imagination. Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN-13:
9781901341096
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
0.43(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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