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George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success

George & Robert Stephenson: A Passion for Success (Hardback, UK ed.)

By David, Ross

From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible exception of Robert's friend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for one vital... reason: they were winners. For them it was not enough to follow the progress made by others. They had to be the best. Colossal in confidence, ability, energy and ambition, George Stephenson was also a man of huge rages and jealousies, determined to create his own legend. Brought up from infancy by his father, Robert was a very different person. Driven by the need to be the super-successful son his father wanted, he struggled with self-distrust and morbid depression. More than once his career and reputation teetered on the edge of disaster. But by being flawed, he emerges as a far more appealing and sympathetic figure than the conventional picture of the 'eminent engineer'. David Ross' new biography of George and Robert Stephenson sheds new light on these two giants of British engineering.
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ISBN 9780752452777
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780750988926
Released NZ 12 Mar 2010
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Hardback, UK ed.
Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)

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ISBN-13 9780752452777
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released 12 Mar 2010
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, UK ed.
Edition UK ed.
Author(s) By David, Ross
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Railway Technology & Engineering
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code 625.100922
Weight 760g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Railroad engineers - Biography - Great Britain, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Science & Technology, TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING - Engineering General, Railroad engineers, Great Britain
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade