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  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409011385
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496
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Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes




The extraordinary stories of the great Victorian engineers who inspired Fred Dibnah

Fred Dibnah was a man born out of his time. His era should have been the 'magnificent age of British engineering' - the nineteenth century - and his heroes were the great industrial engineers of the period whose prolific innovations and dedicated work ethic inspired a national mood of optimism and captured the hearts of the British public.

Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes
tells the stories of some of these men - including George and Robert Stephenson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Joseph Whitworth - and what it was that made them such inspirational figures to Fred. What were their backgrounds? Where did their drive and vision come from? What sort of people were they at work and at home? And what was their contribution to the history of industry and engineering?

Most of them - like Fred - were colourful, larger-than-life characters for whom no challenge was too great. Taking these fascinating characters as inspiration, Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes gets to the very heart of what allowed nineteenth-century Britannia to rule the waves . . .

  • Published: 15 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409011385
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496
Categories:

About the author

David Hall

David Hall started and built his own business from nothing to over a hundred employees working from fourteen centres across the UK. David has published two previous titles for entrepreneurs: In the Company of Heroes and The Hallmarks for a Successful Business, and both wrote and presented the BBC TV series Winning, which won a Royal Television Society Award. He was also awarded the Ernst & Young Northern Region Entrepreneur of the Year award as a Supporter of Entrepreneurship. He is a Fellow of Durham University and a Visiting Fellow of the University of York. He was recently appointed Entrepreneur in Residence at the Barclays Centre for Entrepreneurship at Durham Business School.

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Praise for Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes

Dibnah, a true man of the people ... you can almost hear the echoes and smell the oil and smoke

Manchester Evening News

Straight talking, frank speaking - with Fred Dibnah you got what it says on the tin

Daily Telegraph

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