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Anthony Burton is the author of a number of books in the National Trail Guides series for Aurum, including The West Highland Way, Hadrian's Wall Path, The Cotswold Way and The Ridgeway, as well as a biography of Richard Trevithick and Thomas Telford and numerous other works of industrial history. He lives in Stroud.
'Trevithick was a giant of a man, an engineer with the temper of a buccaneer, who was furiously inventive and steadfastly independent... In a book richly flavoured with forceful characters and strong plots, Trevithick stands out. Anthony Burton has written an important history and a first-class adventure story.' Times Literary Supplement 'From behind the clouds of the Age of Steam emerges Trevithick, the visionary prophet of steam, neglected in his time and ours, the fantastically flamboyant bankrupt and failure.' The Times