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George & Robert Stephenson
A Passion for Success
From poverty to great wealth and obscurity to world fame, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. While giving full treatment to their great engineering exploits, this authoritative biography also explores their domestic lives, personalities and relationships, and their involvement with the ideas of the time. The result is a rounded and highly readable portrayal of the father and son - strikingly different characters - who, it can be said, set the modern world in motion.
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Based on a wide range of sources, it is a balanced portrayal. Easy to read, this book supersedes Rolt and its new perspective makes it a valuable addition ... -- Peter Cross-Rudkin * Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society * I have read all of the biographies of [the Stephensons] and I find this is one of the best and of course the most up to date. -- Robert Stephenson Roper * author of The Other Stephensons *