January 12, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
Needham author Doug Most will bring Boston history alive based on his book, The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway. It all started with the Blizzard of 1888 and two hypercompetitive brothers—Henry Melville Whitney of Boston and William Collins Whitney of New York City—both of whom pursued the dream of having his city being the first American metropolis to have a subway—and the great race was on. The competition between Boston and New York was played out in an era not unlike our own, one of economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.Books will be available for purchase and autographing. Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
January 1, 2020 - January 12, 2020 @ Large sign facing the Library