Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World

Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World

Christian Wolmar


The starting of the world's first railroad in Britain and the United States in 1830 marked the sunrise of a brand new age. in the process a decade, tracks have been being laid as a long way afield as Australia and Cuba, and by way of the outbreak of worldwide warfare I, the USA on my own boasted over 1 / 4 of 1000000 miles. With unrelenting decision, architectural innovation, and lower than grotesque hard work stipulations, a world railroad community used to be equipped that ceaselessly replaced the best way humans lived. From Panama to Punjab, from Tasmania to Turin, Christian Wolmar exhibits how cultures have been enriched, and destroyed, by way of one of many maximum worldwide shipping revolutions of our time, and celebrates the visionaries and employees liable for its creation.

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