A forgotten genius
Trevithick has been a long time hero and this book gives fresh information on this giant of a man, physically and intellectually. A visionary engineer pioneering high pressure engines in the face of bitter criticism from his rivals. Sadly his genius did not meet with the personal and financial success it deserved and he died at a relatively early age in Dartford, far from his Cornish homeland. l raise my hat to him every time l pass his statue in Camborne.