James Brindley: The First Canal Builder


Second Hand 

Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good, slight wear and small satin on the front cover. Otherwise in great condition. 

Edition: 1st Edition

It can be said of few men that without them the course of their nation's history would have been very different, yet through the force of his ideas and sheer bloody-mindedness, James Brindley, the first great canal business, provided the spark that ignited the Industrial Revolution, united the nation and set Britain on course to become the world's first superpower. Born into poverty and barely literate, Brindley had a vision for the country that defied both established society and natural order, dividing mid-eighteenth-century scientific and political opinion. Crowds flocked to marvel at his new canals and the engineering feats that accompanied them, with Brindley's inventiveness earning him the nickname 'The Schemer'. Nick Corble both writes for and edits the Tempus Towpath Guides and contributes regularly to the press on canal and local issues. his fourth book, James Brindley: The First Canal Builder, retells Brindley's story, the legacy he left behind and why it is relevant today.

Black, White and Colour photographs inside.