This vintage book contains Samuel Smiles Jr.'s 1857 biography, "The Life of George Stephenson". George Stephenson (1781-1848) was an English engineer who is responsible for building the world's first inter-city railway line to use steam locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. This fascinating and insightful biography is highly recommended for those with an interest in locomotive history, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was a Scottish author. Other notable works by this author include: "Self-Help" (1859), "Character" (1871), and "Thrift" (1875). Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.