The story of the men who built the railways, the unknown labourers of the 19th century. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, these people endured perils and disasters and carved out of the English countryside a new iron-age architecture.
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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' Eveing Standard.
'A brilliant book about a magnificent and vanished race of men' Listerner.
'Mr Coleman's vivid and perceptive study of Victorian railway navvies is something of a landmark' Guardian.
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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Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. More than minor wear but a good copy. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00237204-B
Book Description Hutchinson, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 1965. 224 pages. No dust jacket. Slate cloth with silver gilt lettering. Hinge cracked with noticeable foxing, tanning and handling marks. Remains of library insert and stamps at front pages with dog-eared corners. Contains B&W plates. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1457437482CEB