Iron Horse and the Windy City by David M. Young
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Iron Horse and the Windy City
By David M. Young

The Iron Horse and the Windy City

How Railroads Shaped Chicago

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Iron Horse and the Windy City by David M. Young

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780875803340
ISBN-10: 0875803342
Format: Hardback
(273mm x 210mm x 21mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author David M. Young

Chicago Aviation an Illustrated History by David M. Young Chicago Aviation an Illustrated History, Hardback (April 2003)

From the days of hot-air balloons to the jumbo jet age, Chicago has played a vital role in the development of aviation. This illustrated history portrays the aeroplanes and aviators who conquered the skies and maintained Chicago's reputation as the crossroads of the USA.

Chicago Maritime by David M. Young Chicago Maritime, Hardback (September 2001)

This history of Chicago as freight handler to the nation chronicles the role of waterborne trade and transportation in building a metropolis on the swampland that the Illiwek once called Checagou. Illustrations along with tales of ships and storms paint a picture of life on Chicago's waterways.

Chicago Transit by David M. Young Chicago Transit, Hardback (October 1998)

Telling the story of every major transit innovation in Chicago's history, this is a panorama of the city's growth. Beginning with the evolution of the first horse-drawn omnibus, it explores the competition for passengers and space by the streetcar lines, railroads, and automobiles.

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Author Biography - David M. Young

David M. Young, former transportation editor for the Chicago Tribune, is author of several books on transportation in Chicago, including "Chicago Transit."

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