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To the edge of the world

the story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the world"s greatest railroad
  • 283 Pages
  • 2.28 MB
  • English
Railroads, Velikai͡a Sibirskai͡a magistralʹ, Hi
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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.

StatementChristian Wolmar
LC ClassificationsHE3140.2.V45 W65 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26326622M
ISBN 101610394526
ISBN 139781610394529
LC Control Number2014934189

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