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Grand Central : how a train station transformed America

Author: Sam Roberts
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Pub., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the rich history, anecdotes, and inside stories of one of the world's key cultural destinations, which is credited with revolutionizing urban as well as suburban development everywhere.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Roberts
ISBN: 9781455525966 : 1455525960
OCLC Number: 793579310
Description: xiv, 303 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue : The accidental terminal --
Rails vs. rivers --
The Commodore --
The depot --
The station --
The engineer --
Terminal City --
All aboard --
Gateway to a continent --
Saving Grand Central --
The restoration --
The characters --
Commutation --
Secrets of Grand Central --
How it works --
Since 2001 : a space odyssey --
Epilogue : The second century.
Responsibility: Sam Roberts ; foreword by Pete Hamill.
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A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th anniversary.  Read more...

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