The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways

Author:   Terry Coleman
Publisher:   Head of Zeus
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9781784977344


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Format:   Paperback
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The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways


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Pick, shovel, dynamite: the classic account of the men who built the railways. This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.

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Author:   Terry Coleman
Publisher:   Head of Zeus
Imprint:   Head of Zeus
ISBN:  

9781784977344


ISBN 10:   1784977349
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   11 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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'Absorbing detail presented so readably that no one with a spark of imagination and a twinge of interest in people could fail to find this book a pleasure' Evening Standard. 'A brilliant book about a magnificent and vanished race of men' Listerner. 'Coleman's vivid and perceptive study of Victorian railway navvies is something of a landmark' Guardian. 'Coleman's pioneering work of industrial history is handsomely illustrated with prints and photographs from the time with a new introduction from the most distinguished recent historian of the railways' The National (Glasgow).


'Coleman's pioneering work of industrial history is handsomely illustrated with prints and photographs from the time with a new introduction from the most distinguished recent historian of the railways' The National (Glasgow). 'Coleman's vivid and perceptive study of Victorian railway navvies is something of a landmark' Guardian. 'A brilliant book about a magnificent and vanished race of men' Listerner. 'Absorbing detail presented so readably that no one with a spark of imagination and a twinge of interest in people could fail to find this book a pleasure' Evening Standard.


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Terry Coleman is a historian, novelist, and award-winning reporter. His books include biographies of Olivier, Nelson and the history of British and Irish emigration, PASSAGE TO AMERICA. His novel SOUTHERN CROSS, was a worldwide bestseller.

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