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The Iron Horse and the Windy City: How Railroads Shaped Chicago (Hardback)
  • The Iron Horse and the Windy City: How Railroads Shaped Chicago (Hardback)

The Iron Horse and the Windy City: How Railroads Shaped Chicago (Hardback)

Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 18/05/2005
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How did Chicago become America's main transportation hub? A former transportation editor for the chicago Tribune, David M. Young argues that as railroads fundamentally structured the city's landscape and economic development, they earned a lasting and substantial influence on public policy.

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875803340
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 1125 g
Dimensions: 273 x 210 x 21 mm


"A fine book, worth the attention of any serious historian of the railroad industry." "Journal of Illinois History"

"David M. Young enriches and expands upon our historical knowledge of Chicago by illuminating the centrality of railroading in the city's ascent. This book, in the company of Young's earlier studies about the city's transportation history, will rightfully assume an indispensable place on readers' bookshelves." Michael H. Ebner, author of "Creating Chicago's North Shore"

"In this nicely crafted work, David Young takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the past and present of railroads in Chicagoland. This book is remarkably informative and offers lively reading. No one has ever done this topic so well." H. Roger Grant, author of "The North Western""

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