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George Hudson 1800 - 1871. The Railway King Volume 1 Book by Dr


Synopsis: Volume 1 of an indepth Study of one of the greatest Victorian Characters who helped bring the Railways to York and later became known for notorious financial scandals, George Hudson "The Railway King".

George Hudson was the most famous railway promoter of the 19th century and was responsible for the “Railway Mania” of the late 1840s. He was unscrupulous, dishonest, a bully and he was disgraced for his shady activities and to all intents and purposes, exiled thereafter. He was Lord Mayor of York several times and MP for Sunderland. His business interests extended beyond railways, however, and this book deals with his reprehensible career. It is based on original source materials and was well received by the critics when it first appeared. A third volume of “Hudson” documents is being prepared at the time of writing. The author has written extensively on the Railway King and wrote and presented a TV documentary on him.

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ISBN 10: 0 904775 39 9

ISBN 13: 978 0 904775 39 6

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 January, 2012.