Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain PDF/EPUB


Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain ➬ [Ebook] ➧ Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain By Peter Ginn ➸ – Thomashillier.co.uk The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life from trade and transportation to health and recreation Full Steam Ahead will reveal how th The Ahead: How the Railways PDF \ Age of Ahead: How Kindle Ð Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life from trade and transportation to health and recreation Full Steam Ahead will reveal Full Steam PDF/EPUB ² how the world we live in today was entirely shaped by the rail network, charting the glorious evolution of rail transportation and how it left its mark on every aspect of life, Steam Ahead: How ePUB ✓ landscape and culture Peter Ginn and Ruth Goodman brilliantly bring this revolution to life in their trademark style which engages and captivates They explore the everyday lives and the intangible ephemeral history that makes up the stories of the people who built, worked and were affected by the railways From the very first steam railways to the infrastructure that is still used in part today, they look at the men, women and children who lived and sometimes died constructing Britain s railway heritage Immersing themselves in the story of how the railways made us what we are today, the authors uncover compelling social history along the way, exploring the railway s impact on everything from food and medicine to warfare and the class systemThey tell the stories of the historic characters whose lives were changed by this radical mode of transport, describing the wider social history and geography of each particular region of Britain As they trace the emergence of the Industrial Revolution across the country, the authors discover a hidden layer of social history, using rail transportation as a backdrop to reveal Britain s radical change in social attitudes and culture across the th and early th centuries, including the rise of the working class, women s rights, industrial growth, economic decline, warfare and the birth of the great British holiday Beautifully illustrated with photographs and artwork throughout, Full Steam Ahead is a passionate, charming and insightful look at Britain through the lens of one of its most momentous eras.


10 thoughts on “Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain

  1. Andrew Andrew says:

    And so we move on to the latest book from Ruth Goodman although again here the book has been written by one of her co hosts This time the format of the series changes from being a living diary to an exploration The series took an aspect of the railways and explored it from commerce to communication and holidaying and leisure I think what impressed me the most is the connection I can still feel to this era no I am not that old but I grew up in a village where the impact of the railway and And so we move on to the latest book from Ruth Goodman although again here the book has been written by one of her co hosts This time the format of the series changes from being a living diary to an exploration The series took an aspect of the railways and explored it from commerce to communication and holidaying and leisure I think what impressed me the most is the connection I can still feel to this era no I am not that old but I grew up in a village where the impact of the railway and in fact one of its branch lines was very much evident and felt Of course my parents still remember the steam engines and one of my colleagues volunteers at one of the heritage centres featured So far from being dead and gone steam is very much alive and present.So on to the book again rather than adding to the series we findmaterial to support the various subjects as the introduction explains this book contains a lot of information that was not able to get in to the TV show so reading this book you feel as if you are in a privilege position.Another feature of this book and in fact all the books from these series are the sumptuous photographs from period images, to the recreations and technical demonstrations you can really connect with what they are trying to get across something I think is quite difficult considering how imposing a steam engine can be


  2. Freya Freya says:

    review to come


  3. Kb Kb says:

    4.5 stars Loved the series on TV, and I also loved the book They are largely similar in the information they contain, but the book, of necessity, concentrateson telling rather than showing Both have their merits Unfortunately, the book didn t mention rhubarb, so I couldn t give it 5 stars.


  4. Amanda Amanda says:

    I read the audiobook version of this, and I think that might be in part why it didn t work for me as much as the television show did I was hoping that the audiobook would capture the brilliance that Ginn and Goodman have as performers, but found their reading styles to be so muchformal and stilted compared to their engaging presence on screen Goodman especially becomes quiet and staid as a reader, in complete contrast to the energetic, fascinated, passionate personality she has on tele I read the audiobook version of this, and I think that might be in part why it didn t work for me as much as the television show did I was hoping that the audiobook would capture the brilliance that Ginn and Goodman have as performers, but found their reading styles to be so muchformal and stilted compared to their engaging presence on screen Goodman especially becomes quiet and staid as a reader, in complete contrast to the energetic, fascinated, passionate personality she has on television That was probably the biggest disappointment, and makes me wish I d read the hardcopy instead.The book covers a lot of the same ground as the eponymous series did, albeit adding detail that couldn t be incorporated into an hour long video format It also does its chapters centered around the same themes as each of the episodes, which means there is some amount of jumping around in time period I personally think the book could have been organized differently and it would have worked better than just repurposing the structure enforced by the necessity of self contained television episodes On the whole, though, it s an informative book with lots of entertaining and interesting details about the golden age of steam and how the echos of that period still structure modern society As with all of the Farm team s work, I definitely still recommend it It s just not their most brilliant work, though that still leaves it head and shoulders above much other popular history


  5. Gabriele Della Torre Gabriele Della Torre says:

    Ottimo titolo per comprendere a fondo la rivoluzione che ha portato la ferrovia a tutti gli ambiti della vita.Partendo dalle prime ferrovie specializzate si arriva alla rete che ancora oggi sostiene la Gran Bretagna.Libro molto interessante in quanto non si occupa soltanto della parte tecnica.


  6. Stacey Stacey says:

    I ve watched the show and enjoyed it enough to buy the book I ve liked all the Farm series books shows and like those other books this is written in parts by all 3 presenters Unlike those other ones this gave farinfo about the situation and less about the Peter, Alex Ruth s reactions to it I found this book muchinformative about the changes railways brought about in society than the farm books were about wider society Excellent read Recommend both the show and the book I ve watched the show and enjoyed it enough to buy the book I ve liked all the Farm series books shows and like those other books this is written in parts by all 3 presenters Unlike those other ones this gave farinfo about the situation and less about the Peter, Alex Ruth s reactions to it I found this book muchinformative about the changes railways brought about in society than the farm books were about wider society Excellent read Recommend both the show and the book


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