Book tells story of two tunnels

Interested in a preview of the topic of the main gallery exhibit next year at the Hoboken Historical Museum?

Swing by 13th & Hudson today at 4pm – Author and Rutgers professor Angus Gillespie brings a fresh and engaging perspective to the story of tunnels that help define Hoboken’s borders: The Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

Crossing Under the Hudson

The Story of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels

by Angus Kress Gillespie

Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey–the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them.

He describes and analyzes the building of the tunnels, introduces readers to the people who worked there–then and now–and places the structures into a meaningful cultural context with the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels, engineering marvels of their day, have inspired over the years.

About the Author:
Angus Kress Gillespie teaches American Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. A Fulbright professor and a New York Times best-selling author, he has written on subjects ranging from skyscrapers to superhighways. Gillespie is author of Twin Towers and the coauthor of Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike (both Rutgers University Press).

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This book sounds great, as do a few of his others. Wish I was in town this afternoon at 4pm, but regardless I plan to read this!