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"An exceptional history . . . Derrick's well-written narrative is packed with thoroughly researched facts and reasoning."
"...a valuable case study in the micropolitics of one of the Progressive era's signature projects."
-The Wall Street Journal,
"[An] excellent addition to the literature of the city's planning, development and economics."
"As the most detailed and thorough account available of the dual system, Derrick's book has improved out understanding of rapid transit politics and urban planning."
-The Journal of American History,June 2002
"Reveals not only the details of the subway movement's slow progress in the political arena, but the process of coming to terms with the private subway companies and their financial backers in 1913."