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

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"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. The competition between Boston and New York was played out in an era not unlike our own, ...

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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
2015, St. Martin's Griffin, New York

ISBN-13: 9781250061355

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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
2014, St. Martin's Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312591328

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