History's Most Dangerous Jobs: Navvies (BOK)

Anthony Burton

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This is the story of the men who built Britain's canals and railways - not the engineers and the administrators but the ones who provided the brawn and muscle. There had never been a workforce like the navvies, a great army of men, moving about the country following the work as it became available. This book will tell of their extraordinary feats of strength and their often colourful lives. They lived rough, usually having to make do with huts and shelters cobbled together from whatever materials were available. They worked hard and drank hard. Often exploited by their employers, they were always liable to erupt into riots that could have fatal results. The book will look at who these men were, where they came from - and destroy the myth that they were all Irish. It is a story full of drama, but above all one of great achievements.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Anthony Burton
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9780752479613
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900