Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January Author Talk: Doug Most

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway, by Doug Most 
Thursday, January 26, 2017—Noon to 1:00pm
State Library of Massachusetts—Room 341, Massachusetts State House

The State Library is pleased to announce our first author talk of 2017: journalist Doug Most will speak about his acclaimed book The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway. This well-researched book chronicling the construction of the Boston and New York subways is the basis of the new “American Experience” documentary The Race Underground, which premieres January 31 on PBS. Join us at the State Library on January 26th to meet the author before the premiere!

First published in 2014, The Race Underground explores the competition between Boston and New York to build the first subway in the United States. According to the publisher, “Doug Most chronicles the science of the subway, looks at the centuries of fears people overcame about traveling underground and tells a story as exciting as any ever ripped from the pages of U.S. history. The Race Underground is a great American saga of two rival American cities, their rich, powerful and sometimes corrupt interests, and an invention that changed the lives of millions.”

Doug Most is currently the Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives at The Boston Globe and has also
written for Sports Illustrated, Parents magazine, and Runner’s World, and he has previously served as senior editor at Boston magazine. He is also the author of the true crime book Always in Our Hearts: The Story of Amy Grossberg, Brian Peterson, and the Baby They Didn't Want.

This author talk promises to be an interesting perspective on the history of Boston’s subway system, especially for those of us who rely on the T for our day-to-day transportation. At the conclusion of the talk, copies of The Race Underground will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Laura Schaub
Cataloging Librarian