The Secret Subway

The Secret Subway

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From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little-known--and true!--story of New York City's first subway.

New York City in the 1860s was a mess: crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece--and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track.

The Secret Subway will wow readers, just as Beach's underground train wowed riders over a century ago.

A New York Public Library Best Book for Kids, 2016
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780375870712
Characteristics: 40 unnumbered pages :,colour illustrations ;,27 cm
Additional Contributors: Red Nose Studio - Illustrator

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