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Author Wolmar, Christian.

Title To the edge of the world : the story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the world's greatest railroad / Christian Wolmar.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2014].


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  385.09 WOLMAR    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  385.0957 WOLMAR    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  957 WOLMAR    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  385.0957 WOLMAR    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  915.7 WOL    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  385.0957 WOLMAR    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  915.704086 WO    Check Shelf
Description xx, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note Date of publication from publisher's website.
"First published in Great Britain in hardback in 2013 by Atlantic Books, and imprint of Atlantic Books Ltd"--Title page verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index.
Summary To the Edge of the World is an adventure in travel--full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that spans almost 6,000 miles and seven time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok. The world's longest train route took a decade to build--in the face of punishing climates, rampant disease, scarcity of funds and materials, and widespread corruption.
Subject Velikai︠a︡ Sibirskai︠a︡ magistralʹ -- History.
Railroads -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia -- History.
Railroads -- Russia -- History.
ISBN 9781610394529
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