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The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways (Hardback)
  • The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways (Hardback)

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

Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 21/05/2015
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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.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781784082321
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm

'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).

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