Book Event: The Race Underground

Free registration

Presented by author Doug Most
Wednesday, April 5, 6:00-7:30 PM
NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

The birth of America's first subway, Boston's T, would not have been possible if not for the bold thinking of one man and the creative ingenuity of another. The stories of these two men, Henry M. Whitney and Frank J. Sprague, collided in the late 1800s and the result was a dramatic historical moment followed by the first shovel going into the ground to begin construction on America's first subway. Doug Most, author of The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway, chronicles the science of the subway, looks at the centuries of fears people overcame about traveling underground, and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions. Book sales and signing to follow.