Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Colin Maggs, one of the UK’s foremost transport and engineering historians, has written a compelling biography of Brunel (1806–1859) that integrates the engineer’s tremendous achievements – from the Thames Tunnel to the SS Great Eastern – into his life as son, husband and father. Quoting from Brunel’s diaries, letters and business papers, Maggs offers a new perspective on iconic feats of engineering including the Great Western Railway, the Royal Albert Bridge and the first propeller-driven ship, SS Great Britain.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

The Life of an Engineering Genius

Paperback310pp Illustrated198x129mm

9781445671369     Product Code: 502960

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Colin Maggs, one of the UK’s foremost transport and engineering historians, has written a compelling biography of Brunel (1806–1859) that integrates the engineer’s tremendous achievements – from the Thames Tunnel to the SS Great Eastern – into his life as son, husband and father. Quoting from Brunel’s diaries, letters and business papers, Maggs offers a new perspective on iconic feats of engineering including the Great Western Railway, the Royal Albert Bridge and the first propeller-driven ship, SS Great Britain.

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