Giants of Steam: The Great Men and Machines of Rail's Golden Age

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In this analysis of the technological zenith of the steam era, Glancey examines the innovations of the great locomotive designers, and makes a passionate case for steam - past, present and future.

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Jonathan Glancey is well known as the former architecture and design correspondent of the Guardian and Independent newspapers. He is also a steam locomotive enthusiast and pilot. A frequent broadcaster, his books include the bestselling Spitfire: The Biography; Nagaland: A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier; Tornado: 21st Century Steam; The Story of Architecture and The Train: An Illustrated History.

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A celebration of the last days of steam, which goes straight to the mechanical heart of the locomotive * The Times * A paean to the last days of steam locomotion * Guardian * Jonathan Glancey's new book is a celebration of men such as Nigel Gresley: the railway engineers who, not only in Britain, but also in France, Germany, Russia and the USA, and surprisingly, Argentina, in the last days of steam designed large, powerful, efficient and splendid locomotives... Mr Glancey offers a compelling thesis about the merits and potential of the steam locomotive * Country Life * An intriguing history and, in the way that Jonathan Glancey takes on the journey through these pages, a pleasurable experience * Gazette & Herald *

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