Neverwhere (London Below, #1)

Neverwhere (London Below, #1)

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Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)

Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, #13)

Suicide bombers are easy to spot They give out all kinds of tell tale signs Mostly because they re nervous By definition they re all first timers There are twelve things to look for No one who has worked in law enforcement will ever forget them New York City The subway, two o clock in the

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The Secret Subway

The Secret Subway

From an acclaimed author and a New York Times Best Illustrated artist comes the fascinating, little known and true story of New York City s first subway New York City in the 1860s was a mess crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just

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Tap Tap Boom Boom

Tap Tap Boom Boom

The clouds are gathering above a city street and soon tap, tap, boom, boom As a thunderstorm rolls in, people of all stripes race down to the subway to get away from the crackling rain and wind With quirky wordplay and infectious rhymes, Elizabeth Bluemle crystallizes an unexpected moment of

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New York City Subways

New York City Subways

New York City Subways traces the history of mass transportation in Manhattan and New York City s outer boroughs Public transportation has long been vital to the city, with horse drawn surface lines established by 1831 and elevated railroad lines constructed during the 1870s and 1880s The concept

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Down the Tube: The Battle for London's Underground

Down the Tube: The Battle for London's Underground

Strikes and the threat of strikes, breakdowns, signal failures, crumbling infrastructure and rising crime for every Londoner, and many commuters, too, the disastrous condition of London s underground system is a daily reminder of the political and managerial failures that have brought a critical

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Lowboy

Lowboy

By turns suspenseful and comic, devastating and hopeful, Lowboy is a fearless exploration of youth, sex, and violence in contemporary America, seen through one boy s haunting and extraordinary vision Early one morning in New York City, Will Heller, a sixteen yearold paranoid schizophrenic, gets on

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A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways

A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York's Underground Railways

Brian Cudahy offers a fascinating tribute to the world the subway created Taking a fresh look at one of the marvels of the 20th century, Cudahy creates a vivid sense of this extraordinary achievement how the city was transformed once New Yorkers started riding in a hole in the ground.

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Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

It was a clear spring day, Monday, March 20, 1995, when five members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo conducted chemical warfare on the Tokyo subway system using sarin, a poison gas twenty six times as deadly as cyanide The unthinkable had happened, a major urban transit system had become the

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Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure

Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure

Also available in Spanish as Perdidos en NYC una aventura en el metro The sights the sounds the SMELLS New York s crowded subway system is known for many things, but being easy on a lost kid isn t one of them When Pablo gets separated from his new schoolmates during his first field

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Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, #11)

Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, #11)

Haunted by his failure to stop a suicide bomber in London, Gabriel Allon is summoned to Washington and drawn into a confrontation with the new face of global terror At the center of the threat is an American born cleric in Yemen who was once a paid CIA asset Gabriel and his team devise a daring

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My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)

My Family and Other Animals (Corfu Trilogy, #1)

When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as

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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse drawn carts When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found Two brothers from one of the nation s great families Henry

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