To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Railway

Christian Wolmar

it's the world's longest railway line. however it is much more than that, too. The Trans-Siberian stretches approximately 6,000 miles among Moscow and Vladivostok at the Pacific Coast and used to be the main formidable railway venture within the 19th century. A trip at the railway conjures up a romantic roam in the course of the Russian steppes, but in addition reminds guests of the vastness of our international and tricks on the hardships that have been persisted in its building.

Christian Wolmar expertly tells the tale of the Trans-Siberian railway from its notion and development below Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by way of Brezhnev and its present luck as an essential artery. He additionally explores the an important function the road performed in either the Russian Civil warfare -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command publish - and the second one international conflict, within which the railway kept the rustic from definite defeat. just like the author's earlier railway histories, it specializes in the personalities, in addition to the political and fiscal occasions, that lay at the back of essentially the most amazing engineering triumphs of the 19th century

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