A Century of Subways

A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways has been written to help celebrate the centenary of the New York Subway. A hundred years ago, on the afternoon of Thursday, October 27, 1904, ...

A Century of Subways

The transit historian and author of Under the Sidewalks of New York delivers a lively and authoritative history of New York City’s fabled subway. On the afternoon of October 27, 1904, ordinary New Yorkers descended beneath the sidewalks for the first time to ride the electric-powered trains of the newly inaugurated Interborough Rapid Transit System. More than a century later, the subway has expanded greatly, weaving its way into the fabric of New York’s unique and diverse urban life. In A Century of Subways, transit historian Brian J. Cudahy offers a fascinating tribute to New York’s storied and historic subway system, from its earliest beginnings and many architectural achievements, to the ways it helped shape today’s modern metropolis. Taking a fresh look at one of the marvels of the twentieth century, Cudahy creates a vivid sense of this extraordinary system and the myriad ways the city was transformed once New Yorkers started riding below the ground.

More Books:

A Century of Subways
Language: en
Pages: 404
Authors: Brian J. Cudahy
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-08-25 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

The transit historian and author of Under the Sidewalks of New York delivers a lively and authoritative history of New York City’s fabled subway. On the afternoon of October 27, 1904, ordinary New Yorkers descended beneath the sidewalks for the first time to ride the electric-powered trains of the newly
Celebrating a Century of 4-H in Ontario
Language: en
Pages: 414
Authors: 4-H Ontario
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-08-25 - Publisher: FriesenPress

This book celebrates a century of 4-H in Ontario through stories of members and families from across rural Ontario who have been involved in the 4-H program. Part 1 of the book was originally published in 1995 on the 80th anniversary of 4-H in Ontario and covers its early beginnings
Riding the New York Subway
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Stefan Hohne
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-16 - Publisher: MIT Press

A history of New York subway passengers as they navigated the system's constraints while striving for individuality, or at least a smooth ride. When the subway first opened with much fanfare on October 27, 1904, New York became a city of underground passengers almost overnight. In this book, Stefan Höhne
From a Nickel to a Token
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Andrew J. Sparberg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-03 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Streetcars “are as dead as sailing ships,” said Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in a radio speech, two days before Madison Avenue’s streetcars yielded to buses. LaGuardia was determined to eliminate streetcars, demolish pre-1900 elevated lines, and unify the subway system, a goal that became reality in 1940 when the separate IRT,
Ciottone's Disaster Medicine E-Book
Language: en
Pages: 992
Authors: Gregory R. Ciottone, Paul D Biddinger, Robert G. Darling, Saleh Fares, Mark E Keim, Michael S Molloy, Selim Suner
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-24 - Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The most comprehensive resource of its kind, Ciottone’s Disaster Medicine, 2nd Edition, thoroughly covers isolated domestic events as well as global disasters and humanitarian crises. Dr. Gregory Ciottone and more than 200 worldwide authorities share their knowledge and expertise on the preparation, assessment, and management of both natural and man-made