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On Track free pdf Henry Gittins, born in 1858, went to Canada as a young adventurer where he started his career as a railway engineer. In 1885 he joined a survey team in Siam, aiming to develop a national railway system. He spent thirty-three years there, progressing to the highest position in the Siamese Railway Department. Amongst his many achievements was the discovery of Hua Hin and his heroic constructon of the Southern Railway Line, which opened up the southern peninsula to travel and development. During his time in Siam, he kept a series of diaries which not only give a first-hand account of the difficult and dangerous conditions surrounding the construction of railways at that time, but also a fascinating picture of the emergence of Siam (now Thailand) into the modern world. On Track is an affectionate tribute from the author to the grandfather he never met but who he got to know and appreciate through the diaries that were his legacy.

About Paul Gittins

Paul Gittins was educated at Wellington College and Exeter College, Oxford where he read English literature. His previous book was a poetry anthology "Portraits in Verse" published in 1997. In 2000, having spent much of his life working with horse, he moved to Majorca where he finally had the time and opportunity to transcribe his grandfather's diaries which had remained unread for seventy years. He is now preparing a collection of his poetry which is due out this autumn.

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Author : Paul Gittins
Publisher : River Books
Data Published : 24 September 2014
ISBN : 6167339422
EAN : 9786167339429
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 140 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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