Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World--From the Trans-Siberian to the S Outhwest Chief

Tom Zoellner
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An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner--coauthor of the New York Times-bestselling An Ordinary Man--travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed...
$16.00
An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world

In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner--coauthor of the New York Times-bestselling An Ordinary Man--travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the world--and could very well change it again. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the Japanese-style bullet trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of this most indispensable form of travel. A masterful narrative history, Train also explores the sleek elegance of railroads and their hypnotizing rhythms, and explains how locomotives became living symbols of sex, death, power, and romance.

Author: Tom Zoellner
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 10/28/2014
Pages: 352
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.70lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780143126348

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