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- DescriptionIt can be said of few men that without them the course of their nation's history would have been very different, yet through the force of his ideas and sheer bloody-mindedness, James Brindley, the first great canal business, provided the spark that ignited the Industrial Revolution, united the nation and set Britain on course to become the world's first superpower. Born into poverty and barely literate, Brindley had a vision for the country that defied both established society and natural order, dividing mid-eighteenth-century scientific and political opinion. Crowds flocked to marvel at his new canals and the engineering feats that accompanied them, with Brindley's inventiveness earning him the nickname 'The Schemer'. Nick Corble both writes for and edits the Tempus Towpath Guides and contributes regularly to the press on canal and local issues. His fourth book, James Brindley: The First Canal Builder , retells Brindley's story, the legacy he left behind and why it is relevant today.
- Author BiographyNick Corble is a freelance author from High Wycombe and is a canal enthusiast. This is his second book.
- Author(s)Nick Corble
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/05/2005
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.)
- Weight430 g
- Width172 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine10 mm
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