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Grand Central

Grand Central

How a Train Station Transformed America

A richly illustrated – and entertaining – history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal from Sam Roberts of the New York Times

“This well-done piece of urban history will appeal to both railroad enthusiasts and general readers.”-Booklist

Featuring quirky anecdotes and behind-the-scenes information, this book will allow readers to peek into the secret and unseen areas of Grand Central — from the tunnels, to the command center, to the hidden passageways.

With stories about everything from the famous movies that have used Grand Central as a location to the celestial ceiling in the main lobby (including its stunning mistake) to the homeless denizens who reside in the building’s catacombs, this is a fascinating and, exciting look at a true American institution.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Transportation / Railroads / History

On Sale: September 12th 2017

Price: $18.99 / $24.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9781455525973

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Reader Reviews


"This well-done piece of urban history will appeal to both railroad enthusiasts and general readers."
"A wonderful volume for New York City buffs or railroad aficionados, Roberts closes with discussions of some of the terminal's quirks and mysteries like the ubiquitous decorative acorns, the secret staircase, and various secret underground locations."
Publishers Weekly
"Sam Roberts' book integrates a historical perspective with contemporary storytelling. This compelling narrative invites the reader into an immersive world of Grand Central that is personal, historically rich, and peppered with engaging anecdotes."
American Institute of Architects
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