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Conquering Gotham by Jill Jonnes

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Published by Penguin Group USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


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Open LibraryOL24258585M
ISBN 109781429528870, 9781429528900

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  About the Author Jill Jonnes is the author of Conquering Gotham, Urban Forests, Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. She was named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland/5(60). Conquering Gotham: A Gilded Age Epic: The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels Jill Jonnes, Author. Viking $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS.   Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting struggle waged by the great Pennsylvania Railroad to build Penn Station and the monumental system of tunnels that would connect water-bound Manhattan to the rest of the continent by rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a ravishing tale of snarling plutocrats, engineering feats, and backroom politicking packed with the most colorful figures of Gilded /5(9). New from author & historian, Jill Jonnes Urban Forests A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape. A celebration of urban trees and the Americans—presidents, plant explorers, visionaries, citizen activists, scientists, nurserymen, and tree nerds—whose arboreal passions have shaped and ornamented the nation’s cities, from Jefferson’s day to the present.