In 1857 Chester Ludlow, an American engineer, witnesses the launch of the largest steamship ever built, Isambard Kingdom Brunel's The Great Eastern. But as chief engineer, the charsimatic Ludlow finds himself caught not only in the new technology but also in the business of promotion.
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"A riveting read - big, bold, rambunctious and very rewarding" (Richard Russo, author of EMPIRE FALLS)
"Griesemer's energetic plotting and prose mirror the vigour of the age he describes" (New York Times)
"Ambition, failure, triumph, love, betrayal, farce, and spirt-conjuring - these are some of the subjects powerfully animated in this grand novel. John Griesemer is a masterful writer" (Joanna Scott, author of ARROGANCE)
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Book Description Hutchinson, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091799619
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