The Iron Horse and the Windy City
How Railroads Shaped Chicago
By (author) David M. Young
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Iron Horse and the Windy City by David M. Young
Book DescriptionHow 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 DetailsISBN: 9780875803340
(273mm x 210mm x 21mm)
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, 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, 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, Hardback (October 1998)» View all books by David M. Young
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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