By Tom Zoellner
An epic and revelatory narrative of an important transportation expertise of the trendy world
In his wide-ranging and exciting new e-book, Tom Zoellner—coauthor of the New York Times–bestselling An usual Man—travels the globe to inform the tale of the sociological and monetary influence of the railway expertise that remodeled the world—and may possibly rather well switch it back. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the Japanese-style bullet trains, Zoellner bargains a stirring tale of this so much essential kind of commute. A masterful narrative historical past, Train additionally explores the graceful splendor of railroads and their hypnotizing rhythms, and explains how locomotives turned residing symbols of intercourse, dying, energy, and romance.