Man Of Iron

Author: Julian Glover
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408837471
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Thomas Telford's name is familiar; his story less so. Born in 1757 in the Scottish Borders, his father died in his infancy, plunging the family into poverty. Telford's life soared to span almost eight decades of gloriously obsessive, prodigiously productive energy. Few people have done more to shape our nation. Thomas Telford invented the modern road. A stonemason turned architect turned engineer, he built churches, harbours, canals, docks and the famously vertiginous Pontcysyllte aqueduct in Wales. He created the backbone of our national road network. His bridges are some of the most dramatic and beautiful ever built, most of all the Menai Bridge, a wonder then and now, which spans the dangerous channel between the mainland and Anglesey. His constructions were the most stupendous in Europe for a thousand years, and – astonishingly – almost everything he ever built remains in use today. Telford was a complex man: a shepherd's boy who loved the countryside but helped industrialise it; an ambitious man who cared little for accolades; highly sociable and charming, but peculiarly private about his personal life; and an engineer who was also a poet. He cherished a vision of a country connected to transform mobility and commerce: his radical politics lay not in ideas but the creation of useful, solid things. In an age in which economics, engineering and national identity came together, Thomas Telford's life was a model of what can be achieved by persistence, skill and ambition. Drawing on contemporary accounts, this, the first full modern biography of Telford, at once intimate and expansive, is an utterly original portrait. It is a book of roads and landscapes, waterways and bridges, but above all, of how one man transformed himself into the greatest engineer Britain has ever produced.

Man Of Iron

Author: Neill Phillipson
Editor: Melbourne : Wren
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Man Of Iron

Author: Jock Vennell
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1877505269
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Lieutenant-Colonel William Malone is one of New Zealand's best-known First World War soldiers, having held off fierce Turkish counter-attacks for nearly two days before being killed by a shell from a British warship. The defence of Chunuk Bair has been described as one of New Zealand's finest hours. Malone and his men captured and held the heights of Chunuk Bair on the Gallipoli Peninsula in August 1915. William Malone was not only an outstanding military leader, as commander of the Wellington Infantry Battalion, but also a successful farmer, lawyer and family man. His letters reveal a man unfulfilled by peacetime pursuits, and war offered him a liberation of spirit and a new sense of purpose. Leaving for the front, he wrote, 'I leave a lucrative practice, a happy home, a brave wife and children without any hesitation. I feel I am just beginning to live.' This is the first biography of William Malone.

Men Of Iron

Author: Ernie Howard Pyle
Editor: 1st World Publishing
ISBN: 9781595400673
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The year 1400 opened with more than usual peacefulness in England. Only a few months before, Richard II - weak, wicked, and treacherous - had been dethroned, and Henry IV declared King in his stead. But it was only a seeming peacefulness, lasting but for a little while; for though King Henry proved himself a just and a merciful man - as justice and mercy went with the men of iron of those days - and though he did not care to shed blood needlessly, there were many noble families who had been benefited by King Richard during his reign, and who had lost somewhat of their power and prestige from the coming in of the new King. Among these were a number of great lords - the Dukes of Albemarle, Surrey, and Exeter, the Marquis of Dorset, the Earl of Gloucester, and others - who had been degraded to their former titles and estates, from which King Richard had lifted them. These and others brewed a secret plot to take King Henry's life, which plot might have succeeded had not one of their own number betrayed them.

Man Of Iron

Author: Catherine George
Editor:
ISBN: 9780373029242
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Man Of Iron Man Of Steel

Author: Ralph Anstis
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ISBN: 9780951137147
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The Man Of Iron

Author: Richard Dehan
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ISBN:
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Man Of Iron

Author: Kris Gethin
Editor: KMG
ISBN: 9781732116429
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From the gym to the trails, join Kris Gethin on his journey to complete an IRONMAN. As a widely followed personal trainer and professional bodybuilder, Kris undoubtedly knows his way around the weight room. Kris put in the work to become a hybrid athlete--from fine-tuning his nutrition, preventing injury and refining technique, preparing his body to take the immense beating an IRONMAN presents, and developing the mental techniques necessary to stay focused. Do you have what it takes to become a MAN of IRON?

Man Of Iron

Author: Richard 1863-1932 Dehan
Editor: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781363946020
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Men Of Iron

Author: Rocco (Rocky) Moretto
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465387889
Size: 13,24 MB
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Men of Iron weaves together a combat medics recollections of duty, survival, sacrifi ce and the unique camaraderie forged at frontlines of World War II. The narration encapsulates poignant vignettes from men who served with the highly-decorated 26th Infantry Regiment or the Blue Spaders, illustrating their enduring creed and legacy - No Mission Too Diffi cult, No Sacrifi ce Too Great- Duty First!