Isambard Kingdom Brunel/Bibliography

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A list of key readings about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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  • Beckett, Derrick. Brunel's Britain(1980), 256 pp, well-illustrated guidebook and analysis of key projects
  • Buchanan, R. Angus. The Life and Times of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 2002. 294 pp.
  • Buchanan, R. Angus. "Brunel, Isambard Kingdom (1806–1859)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (online 2005)
  • Emmerson, George S. The Greatest Iron Ship (1981), 182pp
  • Fox, Stephen. Transatlantic: Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great Atlantic Steamships. 2003. 512 pp.
  • Gordon, John Steele. A Thread Across the Ocean: the heroic story of the transatlantic cable (2002)
  • Nokes, George Augustus. A History of the Great Western Railway 1895 - 373 pages online at
  • Pugsley, Sir Alfred. The Works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, edited by (1976) 215pp, engineering details
  • Rolt, L.T.C. Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1958) , the standard biography, 345pp
  • Vaughan, Adrian. Isambard Kingdom Brunel: Engineering Knight-Errant (2003)