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To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest Railroad

Christian Wolmar
Format
Book
Published
New York : PublicAffairs, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
9781610394529, 1610394526
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.
Description
xx, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
  • 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.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-275) and index.
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