Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels by Jill Jonnes

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"Superb. [A] nice narrative" (The Wall highway Journal ) in regards to the debatable development of recent York's liked unique Penn Station and its tunnels.

As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The nice Bridge verify, readers are fascinated by the grand personalities and schemes that populated ny on the shut of the 19th century. Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting fight waged via the nice Pennsylvania Railroad to construct Penn Station and the huge method of tunnels that may attach water-bound new york to the remainder of the continent by means of rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a fantastic story of snarling plutocrats, engineering feats, and backroom politicking jam-packed with the main colourful figures of Gilded Age ny.

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