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

By Most, Doug

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9780312591328 9781466842007
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St. Martin's


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Reviewed on November 15, 2013  |  Social Sciences

Most (deputy managing editor, features, Boston Globe) depicts the highly charged competition between Boston and New York in trying to construct the first underground "subway" railroad in late 19th-century America. It is a remarkably well-told story filled with villains, heroes, and events of the Gilded Age. Adding more heat to this intercity rivalry were brothers Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York, who managed to push their own c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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