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Author Most, Doug, author.

Title The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway / Doug Most.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  388.4 Most    PHS NOT AVAILABLE  NO HOLDS AT PHS
Edition First edition.
Description 404 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Study Program Accelerated Reader UG RL 8.4 23 164493EN PHS.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Two Cities, One Crisis -- PART I. THE VISIONARIES -- A Secret Subway -- Where Spirits, the Devil and the Dead Live -- A Family for the Ages -- History Made in Richmond -- PART II. THE BLIZZARD AND THE BILLIONAIRES -- The Blizzard That Changed Everything -- New York City's Moses -- William Whitney's Missed Opportunity -- The Engineer and the Piano Maker -- The Rise and Fall of Henry Whitney -- PART III. TRAGEDIES, TRIUMPHS -- Bidding to Build History -- "Meehanville" -- Boom! -- "First Car off the Earth!" -- The Brains, the Builder and the Banker -- Playing with Dynamite -- October 27, 1904 -- Epilogue -- Author's Note.
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary The story of the competition between Boston and New York to build America's first subway system.
Audience 15 & up.
10 & up.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject Whitney, Henry Melville, 1839-1923.
Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904.
Whitney, Henry Melville, 1839-1923.
Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904.
Whitney, Henry Melville, 1839-1923.
Whitney, William C. (William Collins), 1841-1904.
Competition -- United States -- Case studies.
Subways -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Subways -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subways -- United States -- Design and construction -- Case studies.
Subways -- United States -- History.
Urban transportation -- United States -- Case studies.
Competition -- United States -- Case studies.
Subways -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History.
Subways -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Subways -- United States -- Design and construction -- Case studies.
Subways -- United States -- History.
Urban transportation -- United States -- Case studies.
Competition -- United States -- Case studies.
Local transit -- United States -- Case studies.
Subways -- Boston (Mass.) -- History.
Subways -- New York (N.Y.) -- History.
Subways -- United States -- Design and construction -- Case studies.
Subways -- United States -- History.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.
Boston (Mass.) -- History -- 19th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780312591328 (hardcover : alkaline paper) : 16.50

 
    
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