ADVENTURE UNDERGROUND: The Story of the World's Great Tunnel by Joseph Gies

ADVENTURE UNDERGROUND: The Story of the World's Great Tunnel

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An editor of This Week presents a skilled and informed little history of the defeats, deaths, and final engineering triumphs which have produced the world's great underground passageways. Starting with the inception of the planning for a tunnel under the English Channel in 1802, he traces that story with all its politics, bickering, and British xenophobia up to the present day. Even more fascinating however is the story of the Paris sewers, that dim, little known labyrinth stretching for miles under the city which has yielded up bits of forgotten French history in the rebuilding. The other stories

Publisher: Doubleday