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The Railway Navvies : A History of the Men who Made the Railways - Terry Coleman

The Railway Navvies

A History of the Men who Made the Railways

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 2015
ISBN: 9781784082321
Number Of Pages: 320

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Pick, shovel, dynamite: the classic account of the men who built the railways.

This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways – the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.

Industry Reviews

'Absorbing detail presented so readably that no one with a spark of imagination and a twinge of interest in people could fail to find this book a pleasure' Evening Standard.
'A brilliant book about a magnificent and vanished race of men' Listerner.
'Coleman's vivid and perceptive study of Victorian railway navvies is something of a landmark' Guardian.
'Coleman's pioneering work of industrial history is handsomely illustrated with prints and photographs from the time with a new introduction from the most distinguished recent historian of the railways' The National (Glasgow).

ISBN: 9781784082321
ISBN-10: 1784082325
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 22nd June 2015
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.2  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.53

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