Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels

Conquering Gotham: Building Penn Station and Its Tunnels

Jill Jonnes

"Superb. [A] great narrative" (The Wall highway Journal ) concerning the arguable 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 confirm, readers are excited about the grand personalities and schemes that populated manhattan on the shut of the 19th century. Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting fight waged through the good Pennsylvania Railroad to construct Penn Station and the enormous procedure of tunnels that will attach water-bound ny to the remainder of the continent through rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a lovely story of snarling plutocrats, engineering feats, and backroom politicking filled with the main colourful figures of Gilded Age New York.

Conquering Gotham can be featured in an upcoming episdoe of PBS's American adventure.

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