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Christian Wolmar

3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
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Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The World (2009)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Took me a while to finish this book, some parts were (unsurprisingly) dry and at time belabored. For example, the almost ubiquitous mention of the varying gauge of the lines at one point made me wonder if this book would have been better titled: Blood, Iron, & Gauge. I would cla...
The Great Railway Revolution: The Epic Story of the American Railroad (2012)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: I generally like books that dig deep into their topic. When books try to get a huge topic down in 300 or 400 pages they can't dig deep. It was enjoyable but would have been more so if the author either chopped down the size of the topic or expanded the book for more detail. Still...
To The Edge Of The World (2013)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Having read most of Wolmar's books on the history of the railways, I venture to suggest that this may be his best. The early part of the story must have been a bureaucratic nightmare, but he manages to find the drama in it. And of course when the building of the line itself begin...
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