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By Jacob R. Mecklenborg

ISBN-10: 1596298952

ISBN-13: 9781596298958

What of these ghostly catacombs that lie dormant under urban streets? these subway tunnels, by no means comprehensive, by no means choked with the screeches of trains and the busy commotion of commuters. simply there. useless. You've heard of the subway's dying. The tunnels have been too slim. the town was once too broke. A grand miscalculation. good, so much of what you've heard is, sorry to assert, unfaithful. the preferred tale of the subway's death is myth-laden and as incomplete because the unique plan. the entire tale, lengthy buried in mounds of public files dispersed within the city's libraries, is now printed. neighborhood writer Jacob Mecklenborg emerges from these dusty tomes with a clean, thought-provoking, complete exam of the subway's loss of life and what its destiny may possibly carry.

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