Race Against Time by David Bolton

After reading Aickman's The River Run's Uphill, I bought a copy of David Bolton's Race Against Time which is much more interesting and gives a full account of the early days of the IWA, the battle to save the canals, and civil wars within the IWA. It is a good read and provides much more of an insight into those difficult times than Aickman's book. Published in 1990, good second hand copies of this hardback are still relatively easy to find at a reasonable price.