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Underground, Overground

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Underground, Overground: A Passenger's History of the Tube by Andrew Martin, book reviewUnderground, Overground by Andrew Martin is subtitled “A Passenger’s History of the Tube”. Since he was young, Martin has been fascinated by the tube, and this is his attempt to tell its history, not from the historian’s point of view, but as a passenger.

Since I moved to London, I’ve developed an interest in the tube. I have read about it, but I’m not that interested in the technical or engineering side of its history. I am interested in the social history of the underground, of how it contributed to London’s growth and made it into the city it is today. From this point of view, Martin’s book seemed ideal for a reader like me.


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