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Beneath the Streets of Boston by Joe McKendry
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Nov 14, 09

bookshelves: lis-565
Recommended for: 3rd grade and up
Read in November, 2009

This in depth history of the United State's first subway train a casts light on the often over looked Boston subway system, after which much of the New York subway as fashioned after. Heavy with sepia illustrations (many patterned after historic photographs), detailed descriptions and antidotal side notes McKendry's historical text gives students and history buffs a unique look into the development of a transportation system at the turn of the 20th century.

This book is chockfull of historical information which is laid out in a clear and interesting way. The detailed illustrations use a "Way Things Work" approach to show readers just how everything was built and worked. I find it to be an engaging book with a great amount of information.
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