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Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

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    Fine Book. Extremely unusual problem!

    This book tells you all you want to know ... and more ... about Grand Central. The lengthy history is fascinating, and one can only marvel at the perseverance and enterprise of the principals of the New York Central. After living through the horrible desecration of the Main Hall by advertising/promotional gimmicks during the 1960's/70's, it's such a joy to see the marvelous restoration and the care with which it is being maintained. Pathetic about the disappearance of the glorious wooden benches ,,, but you can't have everything. Now, getting down to the unusual problem. This is the first time ever (and I'm 81 yrs old) that I've purchased a book -- brand new -- that is about to fall apart before it's even read. For some mysterious reason, pages 127-132 are hanging by a mere thread and ready to detach themselves from the binding! How in the world can this have happened? In any case, I'm handling it very carefully.

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