George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success (Hardback)
  • George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success (Hardback)
zoom

George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 12/03/2010
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible exception of Robert's friend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for one vital reason: they were winners. For them it was not enough to follow the progress made by others. They had to be the best. Colossal in confidence, ability, energy and ambition, George Stephenson was also a man of huge rages and jealousies, determined to create his own legend. Brought up from infancy by his father, Robert was a very different person. Driven by the need to be the super-successful son his father wanted, he struggled with self-distrust and morbid depression. More than once his career and reputation teetered on the edge of disaster. But by being flawed, he emerges as a far more appealing and sympathetic figure than the conventional picture of the 'eminent engineer.' David Ross's new biography of George and Robert Stephenson sheds new light on these two giants of British engineering.

Publisher: The History Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780752452777
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 760 g
Dimensions: 240 x 170 x 30 mm
Edition: UK ed.

You may also be interested in...

Reasons to Stay Alive
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Straight Outta Crawley
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
My Thoughts Exactly
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.00
Hardback
My Life in Football
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Flame
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Churchill
Added to basket
£35.00   £29.99
Hardback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Roger Daltrey: Thanks a lot Mr Kibblewhite
Added to basket
Notes on a Nervous Planet
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Hardback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Unnatural Causes
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
A Better Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Diary of a Bookseller
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.