Conquering Gotham


Source: Public Library

Rating 3.5
This book is about Penn Station and how the great men of Pennsylvania railroad wanted to make New York easily accessible to the people on the other side of the Hudson. This book goes briefly over the engineering feats but focuses more on how the then president of the PRR had to fight with Tammany Hall to try to keep the PRR as clean and honest as possible. When Cassatt caught wind of how some of his employees were getting kickbacks he went in and cleaned house.

This book will be enjoyable for anyone who likes history, New York, Trains, or early 1900’s construction (when we built great things through sheer force).


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