BOOKS

The Great Railway Revolution

Christian Wolmar

RRP: £12.99

1 April 2013

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857890368

RRP: £25.00

10 May 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857890351

RRP: £7.49

10 May 2012

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9780857897794

In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.