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The Secret Subway

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Binding: Picture Books
List Price: $24.99
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ISBN: 9780375870712
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Language: English
Page Count: 40
Publication Date: 3/8/2016
Size: 10.52" l x 10.32" w x 0.4
Series: N/A

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.

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