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by Brian J. Cudahy


About the Author While this book provides an interesting history of urban mass transit, Cudahy's writing style is distracting and overly tangential

While this book provides an interesting history of urban mass transit, Cudahy's writing style is distracting and overly tangential. Many chapters in the book are puncuated by random segues into non-related historical footnotes, which I found to be very distracting. Some of the points Cudahy makes, like why buses are cheaper than streetcars, were not backed up by any clear evidence outside of the footnotes.

Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs

Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs. The first comprehensive history of public transportation in North America to be published in more than 60 years, thebook traces the growth of urban mass transit from the horse-drawn street cars of the 1830's through the development of cable cars, electric street cars, subways, and buses, to the new light rail systems that are playing a key role in today's. urban transit renaissance

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Cash, Tokens, & Transfers book. his colorful history will appeal to borth the interested reader. The first comprehensive history of public transportation in North America to be published in more than 60 years, the book traces the grwoth of urban mass transit from the horse-drawn street cars of his colorful history will appeal to borth the interested reader and transportation historian. Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs. The first comprehensive history of public transportation in North America to be published in more than 60 years, the book traces the grwoth of urban mass transit from the horse-drawn street cars of the 1830's through the development of cable cars, electric street cars, subways, and buses, to the new light rail systems that are playing a key role in. today's urban transit renaissance

Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs

Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs. today's urban transit renaissance

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his colorful history will appeal to borth the interested reader and transportation historian.

Cash, Tokens, and Transfers : A History of Urban Mass Transit in North America. his colorful history will appeal to borth the interested reader and transportation historian.

his colorful history will appeal to borth the interested reader and transportation historian. Brian Cudahy's skillful narrative is combined with a wealth of period photographs. The first comprehensive history of public transportation in North America to be published in more than 60 years, the book traces the grwoth of urban mass transit from the horse-drawn street cars of the 1830's through the development of cable cars, electric street cars, subways, and buses, to the new light rail systems that are playing a key role in today's urban transit renaissance. The book is not bound to any geographical region and examines transit rail systems throughout the United States and Canada.

Cash, Tokens, & Transfers: A History of Urban Mass Transit in North America epub download

ISBN13: 978-0823212781

ISBN: 0823212785

Author: Brian J. Cudahy

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Fordham University Press; 1 edition (January 1, 1990)

Pages: 266 pages

ePUB size: 1837 kb

FB2 size: 1536 kb

Rating: 4.8

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Anaginn
AAA+++ A truly great trip down memory lane; I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about transit history!
Anaginn
AAA+++ A truly great trip down memory lane; I highly recommend this book to anyone who cares about transit history!
Chilele
While this book provides an interesting history of urban mass transit, Cudahy's writing style is distracting and overly tangential. Many chapters in the book are puncuated by random segues into non-related historical footnotes, which I found to be very distracting. Some of the points Cudahy makes, like why buses are cheaper than streetcars, were not backed up by any clear evidence outside of the footnotes.

In short, this book reads like a tale being told by an easily distracted old codger. While informative, it relies heavily on opinion and anecdote. I was hoping for something a little more data-rich. It is fairly short, though, and provides a good overview of the subject. It's worth reading, but not worth buying.
Chilele
While this book provides an interesting history of urban mass transit, Cudahy's writing style is distracting and overly tangential. Many chapters in the book are puncuated by random segues into non-related historical footnotes, which I found to be very distracting. Some of the points Cudahy makes, like why buses are cheaper than streetcars, were not backed up by any clear evidence outside of the footnotes.

In short, this book reads like a tale being told by an easily distracted old codger. While informative, it relies heavily on opinion and anecdote. I was hoping for something a little more data-rich. It is fairly short, though, and provides a good overview of the subject. It's worth reading, but not worth buying.
Arashitilar
I'm the type of person who gets excited to read at about a subject and then fills a shelf full of half read books. I have become very interested in Mass Transit and Urban Development as of late. I was worried that this book would end up getting a the short end of my attention span because of it's outwardly bland appearance. However, I read the book in three sittings, which is a record for me. Cudahy gives a fascinating account of horse drawn street cars, cable cars, electric trolleys, subways, buses and several other curiosities that don't usually get discussed. It is short, to the point, and interesting.
Arashitilar
I'm the type of person who gets excited to read at about a subject and then fills a shelf full of half read books. I have become very interested in Mass Transit and Urban Development as of late. I was worried that this book would end up getting a the short end of my attention span because of it's outwardly bland appearance. However, I read the book in three sittings, which is a record for me. Cudahy gives a fascinating account of horse drawn street cars, cable cars, electric trolleys, subways, buses and several other curiosities that don't usually get discussed. It is short, to the point, and interesting.