The Hejaz Railway
New edition now available...
From the epic story of a construction project across a vast mountainous desert wilderness to Lawrence of Arabia's celebrated wartime campaign, the Hejaz Railway has captured a special place in the public imagination. With splendid archive and colour images, Nicholson's book brings the history of the railway vividly back to life.
This handsome book, illustrated with splendidly reproduced archive and contemporary photographs, celebrates an extraordinary feat of engineering and endurance... James Nicholson tells the story with authority and elegance.
Nicholas Clee - The Guardian
The publisher's decision to produce the book in large format does justice to its many photographs - modern and archive - as well as the facsimiles and maps. As a physical object, The Hejaz Railway is a joy... However, no one should be misled by the high-quality design and illustrations. While The Hejaz Railway might do honour to your coffee-table, it is also a work of scholarship. During his research, Nicholson travelled widely, retracing and photographing the route of the railway in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria. He draws extensively on historical archives.
For anyone interested in T.E. Lawrence and the Arab Revolt, James Nicholson's The Hejaz Railway stands head and shoulders above the rest. It is quite simply in a class of its own...
Jeremy Wilson - The Authorised biographer of T.E. Lawrence
Nicholson has done in-depth research, making this book a new authoritative source for the Hejaz Railway... All in all, it is a wonderful book, well written, beautifully illustrated, and handsomely bound. Simply put, it is a ‘must have’ for anyone serious about the history of the Hejaz Railway.
Dan Gibson - Nabataea.net
The new third edition of The Hejaz Railway has an additional chapter, 25 extra pages and numerous new archive and modern photos. On sale through Stacey International, Amazon and eBay at a recommended retail price of £29.99, it is now available directly from the publisher at just £27.99.
Name: The Hejaz Railway (Hardback - Large format: Illustrated)
Publisher: Deja Vu Publishers, Bournemouth
Date of Publication: 2021 (3rd Edition)
Number of pages: 232
Number of images: 274