The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

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Chicago Review Press, Oct 1, 1995 - Social Science - 280 pages
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Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City. This book is about them, the so-called mole people, living alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms. It is about how and why people move underground, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the “topside” world they’ve left behind.
 

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User Review  - JillRey - LibraryThing

This book was published in 1995 and I imagine the problems, resources and public conception of “The Mole People” highlighted in Jennifer Toth’s writing have only become further exaggerated in the time since this book’s publishing. Readers will face an intriguing, eye-opening range of emotions. Read full review

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User Review  - she_climber - LibraryThing

Started reading this after reading Reliquary by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child in which "The Mole People" of New York City played a significant role. In their acknowledgements they noted this book ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
Introduction
Finding a Home
Sevilles Story
Macs
The Underground Population
Underground Spaces
The Bowery
Tunnel Outreach
Dark Angel
The Underground in History Literature and Culture
Wanderers
Harlem Gang
J C s Community
City of Friends
Women

Living with the
Hells Kitchen
Children
Roots
Bernards Tunnel
Tunnel
Graffiti
Runaways
Jamalls Story
Blades Piece
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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Jennifer Toth graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and went on to receive a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She has written pieces for the "Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, " the "International Herald Tribune, " and "Business Week, " and she is the author of "The Mole People" and "Orphans of the Living." She lives in Maryland.

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