Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering

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This is the incredible story of the visionary engineer who built New York City's first subway. The Secret Subway is the gripping tale of a man whose vision was years ahead of his time; a man whose dream was crushed by the greed and political jockeying for power that characterized the city in the days of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall. In the late 1860s New York was congested and dangerous, a place one terrified commentator described as "bedlam on wheels. "Alfred Beach, a multitalented young man, set out to solve the problem ...

Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering 2009, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781426304620

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Secret Subway: The Fascinating Tale of an Amazing Feat of Engineering 2009, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781426304637

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