Books by Christian Wolmar

Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"A comprehensive, proficient history of 'a tale of remarkable engineering stimulated by imperial ambition.'"
A survey of an underrated railway line that helped Russia become a world power and also contributed to several revolutions. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A solid and, yes, concise look at the railroad's past, with a rousing call at the end for a new and improved rail system to carry the nation forward."
Popular historian Wolmar (Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, 2010) charts the sometimes haphazard, sometimes avaricious, sometimes puzzling history of America's railroads. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"A meaty, informative book for railroad buffs as well as students of military history."
A history of the impact of the railroad on warfare. Read full book review >