Greg Brick has been exploring, researching, and writing about the St. Paul and Minneapolis underground for more than two decades. The author of Iowa Underground: A Guide to the State’s Subterranean Treasures, he has worked as a hydrogeologist and geologist at environmental consulting firms around the country. His work has been featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine as well as on the History Channel.
Subterranean Twin Citiesby Greg Brick
In Subterranean Twin Cities, geologist, historian, and urban speleologist Greg Brick takes us on an adventurous, educational, and-thankfully-sanitary journey beneath the streets and into the myriad tunnels, caves, and industrial spaces that make up the Twin Cities' fascinating and surprisingly vast underground landscape. In this groundbreaking tour, the first of its kind of the Twin Cities, Brick mines the stories that lie below the city surface.
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It's a unique and accurate telling of a world few see. The author obviously has run afoul of a web clique determined to slander him. Ignore the baloney reviews and read it for yourself.
New York Times best-selling author Steve Thayer, a local native, has praised this book, stating that "Subterranean Twin Cities is a treasure-a book for the Tom Sawyer in all of us. Greg Brick is one of those few persons with the unique talent to write expertly about his adventures, bringing readers along with him on hands and knees." By contrast, the "sub par" reviewer who has posted here at B&N is almost certainly a member of the so-called "Action Squad," a group of local urban explorers who did not make the cut to be included in my book, and so have indulged their petty jealousy by libeling me here and elsewhere. Their allegations are all the more ironic considering how they used to pilfer images from my old Geocities website to use on their own website. Suffice it to say that I spent more than 20 years researching the Twin Cities underground and several years writing this book. It is the first comprehensive account of the subject ever published. With regard to the Ford Mines, for example, while I collected substantive original information about the geology of the mines-material that has been of use in subsequent real estate assessments-they seem obsessed with sleeping guards. I have met plenty of urban explorers at my book signings who are thrilled with the book and do not find it threatening. Visit GregBrick.org for further information and some honest reviews of my work. You can bet that even "Mr. Brown" and his friends, despite their furrowed brows, will be sneaking off repeatedly to consult my book in the coming years! Enjoy.