The Resource To the edge of the world, Christian Wolmar

To the edge of the world, Christian Wolmar

Label
To the edge of the world
Title
To the edge of the world
Statement of responsibility
Christian Wolmar
Title variation
Story of the Trans-Siberian railway
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It is the world's longest railway line. But it is so much more than that, too. The Trans-Siberian stretches nearly 6,000 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast and was the most ambitious railway project in the nineteenth century. A journey on the railway evokes a romantic roam through the Russian steppes, but also reminds travellers of the vastness of our world and hints at the hardships that were endured in its construction. Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, during which the railway saved the country from certain defeat. Like the author's previous railway histories, it focuses on the personalities, as well as the political and economic events, that lay behind one of the most extraordinary engineering triumphs of the nineteenth century. Show More Show Less"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
385.0957
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HE3140.2.V45
LC item number
W65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
To the edge of the world, Christian Wolmar
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To the edge of the world, Christian Wolmar
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Hardback -It is the world's longest railway line. But it is so much more than that, too. The Trans-Siberian stretches nearly 6,000 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast and was the most ambitious railway project in the nineteenth century. A journey on the railway evokes a romantic roam through the Russian steppes, but also reminds travellers of the vastness of our world and hints at the hardships that were endured in its construction. Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery. He also explores the crucial role the line played in both the Russian Civil War -Trotsky famously used an armoured carriage as his command post - and the Second World War, during which the railway saved the country from certain defeat. Like the author's previous railway histories, it focuses on the personalities, as well as the political and economic events, that lay behind one of the most extraordinary engineering triumphs of the nineteenth century
  • Includes bibliographical references and index. -Christian Wolmar expertly tells the story of the Trans-Siberian railway from its conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III, to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev and its current success as a vital artery
Control code
15184505
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xx, 284 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857890375
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2088821
  • (OCoLC)863184202
  • (OCoLC)861918686
  • (Nz-Kotui)2088821

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