The Race Underground
Documents the late-19th-century story of the dramatic and sometimes deadly competition between New York and Boston to build the first American subway, describing the rivalry between two brother subway engineers and their famous supporters against a backdrop of period economics and politics. 100,000 first printing.
Boston, New York, and the incredible rivalry that built America's first subway
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
"First Car off the Earth!"
The Brains, the Builder and the Banker
Playing with Dynamite
October 27, 1904
TRANSPORTATION Public Transportation
HISTORY United States State & Local General
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