Book Title: Train : Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World - From the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Author: Paul Theroux
Format: Paperback | 358 pages
Publication Date: 04 Dec 2014
An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner--coauthor of the New York Times-bestselling An Ordinary Man--travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the world--and could very well change it again. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the Japanese-style bullet trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of this most indispensable form of travel. A masterful narrative history, Train also explores the sleek elegance of railroads and their hypnotizing rhythms, and explains how locomotives became living symbols of sex, death, power, and romance.