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Few people who have ever swiped a MetroCard or CharlieCard through the sensor know that their underground rapid transit systems are the enduring result of a race between two competitive siblings. Boston's Henry Melville Whitney and New York's William Collins Whitney were both determined to bring honor to their hometown by delivering the country's first subway system. Boston eventually won, but not before both massive tunneling projects had tackled with daunting challenges. Doug Most's lively narrative fills in a missing chapter in American history with spunk and fascinating detail. A Discover Great New Writers selection; now in trade paperback and NOOK Book; editor's recommendation.