Subway: The Curiosities, Secrets, and Unofficial History of the New York City Transit System (Hardcover)
About the Author
John E. Morris has been fascinated by trains and transit systems since childhood, and has indulged this passion while pursuing careers as a lawyer, later as a journalist. He has worked as an editor and reporter at the American Lawyer magazine, The Deal, Dow Jones, and Bloomberg News, and he's the coauthor with David Carey of King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, a history of the Blackstone Group and the private equity industry. He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He lives in New York.
"With a culture all its own, the subway truly is a city beneath the city. In Subway, John Morris takes readers on a breezy ride through that world that will inform and entertain everyday straphangers, transit aficionados, and even those who've never passed through the turnstiles."—Jose Martinez, senior transit reporter at Thecity.nyc
"In a rollicking, fact-filled narrative and with hundreds of rarely seen images, John Morris tells the story of the birth of the New York City subway system, and how this underground world of tunnels and rails forever changed the shape and feel of the city."—Esther Crain, founder of the website Ephemeral New York and author of The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910
"An encyclopedic history of the subway system. It's the historical record."—Richard Ravitch, former chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority
"This beautiful tome to the subway would make a great coffee table book, but it’s also the perfect gift for any NYC history or transit buff, as it’s full of gorgeous vintage images and tons of fascinating facts."