JOHN SCOTT RUSSELL
Victorian Engineer and Naval Architect.
George S. Emmerson
illustrated, hard cover
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Engineer, innovator and designer, John Scott Russell was at the forefront of technology and entrepreneurship in the mid-eighteen hundreds. His interests spanned the spectrum of steam-driven carriages and barges to pioneering marine designs and the politics of the American Civil War, British artillery supplies to the combatants and the founding of the Institute of Naval Architecture. Immersed in the social, professional and political circles of his day, Russell survived controversy, jealousies, defamation and conspiracies to emerge as an eclectic figure of the nineteenth century.