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Last Journey of William Huskisson

Simon Garfield    
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Format: Paperback - B format
Pages: 256
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Last Journey of William Huskisson

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From the author of Mauve comes a dramatic and hugely readable account of the day which saw the dawning of the railway age - and the first railway accident

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From the author of Mauve comes a dramatic and hugely readable account of the day which saw the dawning of the railway age - and the first railway accident.

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the greatest engineering feat of its age. George and Robert Stephenson's Rocket was to become the most famous locomotive in history. William Huskisson was one of the greatest statesmen of his generation, and certainly the most accident-prone. On 15 September 1830, the three met for the first time.


Simon Garfield was born in 1960. He is the author of Expensive Habits: The Dark Side of the Industry (1986), The End of Innocence: Britain in the Time of AIDS (1994), which was awardedthe Somerset Maugham Prize, The Wrestling (1996), The Nation's Favourite: The True Adventures of Radio 1(1998), the best-selling Mauve (2000), described by the Daily Telegraph as 'aremarkable book about science which also happens to be a miniature work of art', and the acclaimed The Last Journey of William Huskisson

ISBN: 9780571216086
Australian Pub.: July 2005
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Paperback
Subject: Biography
Edition Number: 1
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