The Men Who Built Britain: A History of the Irish Navvy :: Ultan Cowley

The Men Who Built Britain: A History of the Irish Navvy :: Ultan Cowley soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Dublin: Wolfhound Press, 2002, Hardback in dust wrapper.

2nd (revised) printing, first published 2001. Includes: Black & white photographs; Frontispiece; Appendices (5);

From the cover: The term navvy originated with the building of the eighteenth-century canals, the inland navigation system, in Britain. The diggers became known as Navigators, later shortened to Navvies. The construction methods pioneered by the canal-builders were adapted by the railway engineers of the nineteenth century, and the elite excavators on these projects continued to be known as Navvies. By the middle of the twentieth century, men who worked on hydroelectric schemes, motorways and other ci…

Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 271 pages. Index. Bibliography. 10″ x 8½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I captivate you with this splendid selection from my History Ireland catalogue?


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