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Blood Iron & Gold

Christian Wolmar / Michael Tudor Barnes
Blood Iron and Gold reveals the huge impact of the railways as they spread rapidly across the world linking cities that had hitherto been isolated stimulating both economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab Christian Wolmar describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents as well as the labour of the navvies who built this global network. Wolmar shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how they had a vital role in civil conflict as well as in two world wars. Indeed the global expansion of the railways was key to the spread of modernity and the making of the modern world.

  • Published by Soundings
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre General NonFiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 1st February 2010
  • Duration 15 Hrs. 27 Mins.
  • ISBN 9781407942339