The Greater Genius? A biography of Marc Isambard Brunel by Harold Bagust with a foreword by Professor Heinz Wolff.
In this book, the first major biography dedicated to Sir Marc’s life and work since 1970, Harold Bagust narrates Brunel’s life from his birth in France, through his struggle for recognition in Britain, to his ultimate acceptance and success and reassesses his pivotal role in establishing Britain’s industrial success in the 19th century. The author’s well-researched text is supplemented by complete details of Sir Marc’s impressive range of patent applications.
The perfect gift for a Brunel fan who wants to broaden their knowledge. Though often overshadowed by his more famous son, this book makes a good case for giving Marc the recognition he deserves.