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The Resource George & Robert Stephenson : A Passion for Success, David Ross, (electronic resource)

George & Robert Stephenson : A Passion for Success, David Ross, (electronic resource)

Label
George & Robert Stephenson : A Passion for Success
Title
George & Robert Stephenson
Title remainder
A Passion for Success
Statement of responsibility
David Ross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible exception of Robert's friend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for one vital reason: they were winners. For them it was not enough to follow the progress made by others. They had to be the best. Colossal in confidence, ability, energy and ambition, George Stephenson was also a man of huge rages and jealousies, determined to create his own legend. Brought up from infancy by his father, Robert was a very different person. Driven by the need to be the super-successful son his father wanted, he struggled with self-distrust and morbid depression. More than once his career and reputation teetered on the edge of disaster. But by being flawed, he emerges as a far more appealing and sympathetic figure than the conventional picture of the 'eminent engineer.' David Ross's new biography of George and Robert Stephenson sheds new light on these two giants of British engineering
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ross, David
Dewey number
  • 625.10092/241
  • B
  • 625.10092/241
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
TF140.S73
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stephenson, George
  • Stephenson, Robert
  • Railroad engineers
Target audience
adult
Label
George & Robert Stephenson : A Passion for Success, David Ross, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ5Njc0MA==
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752496740
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752496740
  • (Sirsi) b1465473
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
George & Robert Stephenson : A Passion for Success, David Ross, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MjQ5Njc0MA==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00011601
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (320 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780752496740
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780752496740
  • (Sirsi) b1465473
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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