The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway / Doug Most.
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Publisher: [New York] : Books on Tape, 2014.
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- ISBN: 0553398067 (electronic audio bk.)
- ISBN: 9780553398069 (electronic audio bk.)
- Edition: Unabridged.
|Contents:||Introduction: Two Cities, One Crisis -- PART I. THE VISIONARIES -- A Secret Subway -- Where Spirits, the Devil and the Dead Live -- A Family for the Ages -- History Made in Richmond -- PART II. THE BLIZZARD AND THE BILLIONAIRES -- The Blizzard That Changed Everything -- New York City's Moses -- William Whitney's Missed Opportunity -- The Engineer and the Piano Maker -- The Rise and Fall of Henry Whitney -- PART III. TRAGEDIES, TRIUMPHS -- Bidding to Build History -- "Meehanville" -- Boom! -- "First Car off the Earth!" -- The Brains, the Builder and the Banker -- Playing with Dynamite -- October 27, 1904 -- Epilogue -- Author's Note.|
|Participant or Performer:||Read by John H. Mayer.|
|Summary:||In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew larger, the streets became increasingly clogged with horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 brought New York City to a halt, a solution had to be found. Two brothers--Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City--pursued the dream of his city being the first American metropolis to have a subway and the great race was on...|
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Citation: Most, Doug. "The race underground : Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway." New York : Books on Tape, 2014.