Brunel: A Pocket Biography

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At 19, Isambard Kingdom Brunel was in charge, under his father, of an engineering work that is the wonder of Europe: the Thames tunnel, completed in 1843. This book traces Brunel's life and career, the man of immense energy who came to dominate civil engineering in the 19th century and whose legacy can still be seen nearly two centuries later.

L.T.C. Rolt was one of the first narrative historians, an industrial pioneer and preservationist. During his life he was fundamental in establishing and promoting canals, waterways and railways. This pocket Life of Brunel is a more concise read than Rolt's classic in-depth biography: Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


128 pages

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 978-0750942942