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A history of the great trains

  • 144 Pages
  • 4.86 MB
  • English
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich , New York
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StatementChris Cook.
LC ClassificationsTF573 .C66 1977b
The Physical Object
Pagination144 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4561363M
ISBN 100151409307
LC Control Number77073046

I liked 'The Great Railroad Revolution'. It covered in mostly readable fashion an extremely important element of American history. The author is a Brit, and there were times when this viewpoint was an asset in the book and some times a by: 7.

A wonderful coffee table book packed with information about trains and especially locomotives. It's not comprehensive and is perhaps 10 years old, but it's a great book to pour over. Of particular note are the lovely large color profile illustrations, similar to /5(13).

“’The Great Railroad Revolution’ succeeds in showing how, ‘without the railroads, the United States would not have become the United States.’ From the Publisher. Wolmar, a prolific author of railroading titles, has produced a broad survey history of U.S.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Cook, Chris, History of the great trains. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, © (OCoLC)   The Great Railroad Revolution is a history of trains in the United States from their beginnings to the present day.

The author, Christian Wolmar, also provides some background information about railroads in Britain early in the book, because steam trains originated in that country/5.

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By Christian Wolmar. PublicAffairs,pp. Publication Date: September 1, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (10/8/) Hardcover (5/1/). The Great Railroad Revolution / The History of Trains in America Author Wolmar, Christian Book condition Used Quantity available 1 Binding Paperback ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Perseus Books Group This edition first published Keywords Geschiedenis / Politiek.

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