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 Hutchinson, 1965. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1965. Reprint. 224 pages. Blue illustrated dust jacket with black lettering over navy cloth. B&W illustrations throughout. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate insect wear to boards. Unclipped dust jacket. Mild wear to edges and corners. Moderate tanning to spine. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1480677531RF