Secret Subway

By Sandler, Martin W.

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Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

In 1869, New Yorker Alfred Ely Beach, visionary engineer and inventor, began digging a tunnel for a pneumatic subway under Broadway. Beach knew that ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 12, 2009

Alfred Ely Beach's subway, one of New York City's most intriguing bits of forgotten history, is given a wonderful and thorough treatment by Martin W. Sandler in . Sandler interweaves an in-depth biography of Beach with an examination of 1860s New York City's booming population, its resulting transportation problems, and its emergent crime syndicates. is the sum of many well-researched and meticulously presented parts. Sandler traces not only Beach's accomplishments before he decided to build his pneumatic subway, but also catalogs the inventions ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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