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Secret subway : the fascinating tale of an amazing feat of engineering / by Martin W. Sandler.

Sandler, Martin W. (Author).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main YA 388.4 SAN (Text) 36803000751045 YA Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle J388.4 SAND (Text) 39231031879980 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -
Newton Co PL - Lake Village Memorial Township Library j 388.4 SANDLER (Text) 71561000093444 Children's Nonfiction Available -
Newton Co PL - Morocco Community Library j 388.4 SANDLER (Text) 71561000093569 NWPLMChildren's Nonfiction Available -
Newton Co PL - Roselawn Library j 388.4 SANDLER (Text) 71561000093555 NWPLRChildren's Nonfiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City J 388.4 SANDLER (Text) 30403002263085 Childrens - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781426304637
  • ISBN: 1426304633
  • ISBN: 9781426304620
  • ISBN: 1426304625
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2009]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 92) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Big city, big problem -- Enter Alfred Beach -- "Like a sail-boat before the wind" -- Overcoming Boss Tweed -- Building the subway -- Subway revealed -- End of Tweed -- New York gets its subway.
Summary, etc.:
In 1869, Alfred Beach wanted to build America's first air-powered railway below New York City, but Boss Tweed, powerful politician and notorious crook, opposed. Working under night cover, Beach and his crew carved a three-hundred-foot tunnel beneath a department store. Before long, the project was discovered and the public raved about its potential. But no further tunnels were ever built. What happened to Beach's railway, and where is it now?
Target Audience Note:
NC 1260 Lexile.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject: Subways > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile literature.
Subways > New York (State) > New York.
New York (N.Y.) > History > Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.) > History.

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