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Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of Their Principal Works Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain

Samuel Smiles

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Title: Lives of the Engineers: With an Account of ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 544 pages. Dimensions: 8.5in. x 5.5in. x 1.4in.A political and social reformer, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was also a noted biographer in the Victorian period. Following the engineers death in 1848, Smiles published his highly successful Life of George Stephenson in 1857 (also reissued in this series). His interest in engineering evolved and he began working on biographies of Britains most notable engineers from the Roman to the Victorian era. Originally published in three volumes between 1861 and 1862, this work contains detailed and lively accounts of the educations, careers and pioneering work of seven of Britains most accomplished engineers. These volumes stand as a remarkable undertaking, advancing not only the genre, but also the authors belief in what hard work could achieve. Volume 3 includes a revised version of Smiless biography of George Stephenson (1781-1848), as well as a biography of his equally famous son, Robert (1803-59). This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108052948

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Synopsis: A political and social reformer, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was also a noted biographer in the Victorian period. Following the engineer's death in 1848, Smiles published his highly successful Life of George Stephenson in 1857 (also reissued in this series). His interest in engineering evolved and he began working on biographies of Britain's most notable engineers from the Roman to the Victorian era. Originally published in three volumes between 1861 and 1862, this work contains detailed and lively accounts of the educations, careers and pioneering work of seven of Britain's most accomplished engineers. These volumes stand as a remarkable undertaking, advancing not only the genre, but also the author's belief in what hard work could achieve. Volume 3 includes a revised version of Smiles's biography of George Stephenson (1781-1848), as well as a biography of his equally famous son, Robert (1803-59).

Book Description: Following the success of his Life of George Stephenson in 1857, the author and social reformer Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) published this three-volume work between 1861 and 1862. Spanning from the Roman to Victorian period, it provides fascinating biographies of Britain's most notable engineers, including detailed accounts of their pioneering work.

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