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George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

By Ross, David

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From poverty to great wealth and obscurity to world fame, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. While giving full treatment to their great engineering exploits, this authoritative biography also explores their domestic lives, personalities and relation...ships, and their involvement with the ideas of the time. The result is a rounded and highly readable portrayal of the father and son - strikingly different characters - who, it can be said, set the modern world in motion. Based on a wide range of sources, it is a balanced portrayal. Easy to read, this book supersedes Rolt and its new perspective makes it a valuable addition ... Peter Cross-Rudkin, Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society I have read all of the biographies of [the Stephensons] and I find this is one of the best and of course the most up to date. Robert Stephenson Roper, author of The Other Stephensons
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ISBN 9780750988926
Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
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ISBN-13 9780750988926
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 3 Sep 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 2nd New edition
Edition 2nd New edition
Author(s) By Ross, David
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Trains & Railways: General Interest
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 625.10092241
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Railroad engineers - Biography - Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade

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