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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Sam, 1947-
Grand Central.
New York, NY : Grand Central Pub., 2013
(DLC) 2012950875
(OCoLC)793579310
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sam Roberts
ISBN: 9781455552924 1455552925
OCLC Number: 843126560
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: 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 --
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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