The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway

by Doug Most
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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
surfpro More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, with the comparison between Boston and New York, almost making it feel like a race. Very interesting with great facts
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book traces the development of the modern subway system not just in NYC and Boston but in London and other cities in Europe. The story centers around a few determined well connected and wealthy visionaries who saw that efficient inner city transportation was the key to prosperity and growth. The author blends in the human influence and the engineering which made subways possible.
Linda DEFELICE More than 1 year ago
This book does offer lots of information, but is written in such a way that gets tedious after a while. A topic or person isn't covered in a chapter or two, but several topic are, meaning you need to remember or look back at what was in the previous chapters. Also, far too little time is spent on the rail lines themselves. If you like books that deal with people and not things, this may not bother you. But a railfan is going to be left wanting more content regarding the actual trains themselves, stations, and infrastructure. I think this book is perfect for people who like to read fiction, as it is written in that style. For those of us who want to know about the "guts" of the early subways, less talk about the lives of financiers and businessmen who competed to get the first American subway built and more about the subway itself would have been nice.
mrod2012 More than 1 year ago
Very engaging and well written. The story moved smoothly between events in Boston and in New York. A great mix of history, science, some political intrigue, and of course the human element in the various events leading up to the completion of both cities first underground transportation systems.
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He smirks and light a cigarette. He watches.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You are my new Master.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ariel just put it away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
IDGAF YOU CANT IGNORE ALICE!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
May i be a bounty hunter?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She walked in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriosly though what the cr.ap..does anyone want to do anything while we wait