Exclusive offer for patrons: huge discount on railway history book

In a special offer exclusively for Inside Croydon patrons, we are giving our loyal readers the opportunity to buy a copy of Blood, Iron and Gold – How the Railways Transformed the World for just £8 (plus £3 postage and packing), and to have your copy signed by its author, Christian Wolmar

 

Copies of the book sell on Amazon for £25, and they are not even signed.

This is the latest money-off benefit negotiated by Inside Croydon  for its patrons, who pay less than £5 per month towards the costs of  this website delivering its exclusive and award-winning news. Fully  paid-up patrons will be sent a discount code via a direct message from  our Patreon page, where new subscribers can sign up, too, to receive  this and other special offers.

Blood, Iron and Gold – How the Railways Transformed the World  was first published more than a decade ago. In the book, Wolmar, the  world-renowned transport journalist and author, reveals how the rise of  the train helped to stimulate daring feats of engineering, architectural  innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world.

From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Blood, Iron and Gold  describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed  railways that would link cities that had hitherto been isolated, and  would one day span continents.

Wolmar shows how cultures were enriched, and  destroyed, by the unrelenting construction and how the railways played a  vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars.

To take advantage of this terrific money-saving offer and acquire a collector’s edition of this noted book, visit the Inside Croydon Patreon page to check your messages – if you are already a subscriber – or sign up today.


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