Fifty Railroads That Changed the Course of History

Fifty Railroads That Changed the Course of History Praise for previous titles in the series Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of HistoryInteresting affordable and readable Offers the reader an opportunity to delve further into each mineral s his

  • Title: Fifty Railroads That Changed the Course of History
  • Author: Bill Laws
  • ISBN: 9781770851696
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Praise for previous titles in the series Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of HistoryInteresting, affordable and readable Offers the reader an opportunity to delve further into each mineral s historical significance in an accessible way Booklist Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of HistoryAn original approach that links the biological sciences to the sociPraise for previous titles in the series Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of HistoryInteresting, affordable and readable Offers the reader an opportunity to delve further into each mineral s historical significance in an accessible way Booklist Fifty Animals That Changed the Course of HistoryAn original approach that links the biological sciences to the social sciences students and general readers will find many interesting stories within these pages American Reference Books AnnualThe new title in the series, Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History, is a handsome, illustrated survey of the most important historical and contemporary railway lines around the world Filled with unusual and unexpected stories and facts, it will captivate a wide audience, from the curious browser to researching students.The book organizes the railroads chronologically, considering each according to its greatest impact on Social, Commercial, Political, Engineering, and Military history Maps plus than 200 elegant drawings, photographs and paintings as well as dozens of sidebars highlight the concise, engaging text.The fifty railroads span history, from the first in public passenger travel Wales, 1807 to Japan s speed record breaking Bullet Exotic locales reflect the map of colonialism Guyana to transport sugar, India to carry cotton and arms Railroads moved troops the Crimea, the American Civil War, the Boer War and united vast lands Canadian Pacific Railway, Trans Siberian They transported horror Auschwitz Ker , saved the Railway Children, and went underground to cross the English Channel.Fifty Railroads that Changed the Course of History features rail barons, politicians, disasters, crime, weather, geology, great artists, fraudsters and animals, a dynamic cast of characters and a mind spinning whirlwind of fact, trivia and conversation starters.

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    1. Review title: Trails to railsToday railroads are romance, but we cling warily today on the shoulders of giants for whom railroads were commerce, industry, science, politics, culture and the future. This small book documents 50 railroads that these giants built and how they turned their dreams and visions into steel and steam.Each railroad is identified by its country, type (passenger or freight), length, year of establishment, and primary historical impact. Because the book is a small format the [...]

    2. Not certain I would agree with the title, as railways are part of our history rather than changers of it. That aside, it's a wonderful book which documents the importance of railways and their either their social, commercial, political, engineering, or military impact by location over the past 200 years. Lots of little asides/vignettes/trivia included as well so well worth the read.

    3. As a train fanatic this was a good brief overview.Would be good for someone just discovering the magic of trains.

    4. This was a book about the 50 railroads that changed the world. It was mildly amusing for the non-railroad fanatic.

    5. Scattered & shallow, this book forgets to properly tell the stories that should have made it a good read.

    6. This book grabs you by the balls and never lets go. Laws' beautiful style of writing gripped me from start to finish. As a train enthusiast/conductor I was more than pleased to see all of the great railroads included in this book. You want the continental railroad? You bet your bottoms it's in there. My pages are sticky to say the least from this marvelous book! I have never in my life ejaculated as many times as I did reading this masterpiece. Choo Choo for me and you!

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