July 10, 2015

Buried secrets

Secrets Underground: North America's Buried Past
by Elizabeth MacLeod

Surprising secrets are revealed in MacLeod's intriguing look at the world beneath our feet. Who knew that San Francisco was built on top of sailing ships, that criminals were hiding in Saskatchewan tunnels, or that vital war machinery existed beneath New York's Grand Central Station? 

MacLeod begins rather slowly with the discovery of a lost city in Mexico, but subsequent chapters on war caves and secret bunkers will soon have readers enthralled. Colour and black-and-white photos add visual interest though some are a little on the small side. But the stories are fascinating and do a good job of capturing bygone eras and moments of history.

A very interesting book.

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