Lives of the Engineers

Lives of the Engineers

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Following the success of his Life of George Stephenson in 1857, the author and social reformer Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) published this three-volume work between 1861 and 1862. Spanning from the Roman to Victorian period, it provides fascinating biographies of Britain's most notable engineers, including detailed accounts of their pioneering work.With an Account of Their Principal Works; Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain Samuel Smiles ... Furnished by him with letters of introduction to several of his more intimate friends in Newcastlea€” among others to Mr. Budden, his business manager at the Forth Street Worksa€”the author shortly after made a visit to that place, with the object of ascertaining what materials could beanbsp;...

Title:Lives of the Engineers
Author: Samuel Smiles
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-06-30

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