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George and Robert Stephenson (Hardback)

Pioneer Inventors and Engineers

British History Transport Georgian Era Victorian Era Trains and Railways Biographies 19th Century

By Anthony Burton
Imprint: Pen & Sword Transport
Pages: 232
Illustrations: 50 black and white
ISBN: 9781526754981
Published: 14th September 2020

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This is a new biography of two great British engineering pioneers, who did much to develop the world we now live in.

George and Robert Stephenson were at the forefront of early railways and were at the cutting edge of modern engineering history.

Industrial historian Anthony Burton looks into these two giants of the late Georgian and early Victorian age, who were responsible for the development of much of the early railway map in both Britain and other parts of the world.

The work examines the lives of the two men and their ability to overcome some of the most pressing engineering problems of their time.

This is a new work, with newly researched material published here for the first time, which take a fresh look at both pioneering engineers and their achievements.

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 Anthony Burton

About Anthony Burton

Anthony Burton is an author and broadcaster who has written many reputable books on history, industrial history and transport history. He was born in 1934 and now lives in Stroud, Gloucestershire, with his wife.

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