Isambard Kingdom Brunel L.T.C. Rolt


Engineering genius, technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, Isambard Kingdom Brunel changed the face of the British landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions. L. T. C. Rolt’s masterly biography is the definitive work on Brunel, tracing the life, times and monumental achievements of the man who helped to build modern Britain.’As Brunel’s biographer, Rolt is almost too accomplished. He has every admirable quality. He is an excellent writer in love with his subjectA. J. P. TAYLOR, NEW STATESMAN

‘Rolt has the rare gift of making the technical problems of engineering interesting and comprehensible to the layman. He combines with this an appreciation of Brunel’s forthright, vigorous and humorous character* JOHN BETJEMAN, DAILY TELEGRAPH

“An exceptional book, based on original research, temperate, imaginative, truthful, and one in which the influence of family – for Brunel’s father, Marc, was of a stature not far short of his son – is given proper weight. Moreover, Rolt has been able to convey the effect of Brunel’s force and charm’ THE TIMES

Author: L.T.C. Rolt

Format: Paperback

In stock

SKU: 104100 Category:

You may also like…