To the Edge of the World
The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest RailroadBook - 2014
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.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2014
Branch Call Number: 385 Wo
Description: xx, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm