[A] first-rate piece of narrative history . . . splendidly written, with nary a wasted word. His account of a massive construction project and its travails, framed by the tale of one of its major players, Frank Hague, revives the story of New Jersey's original "boss" for a new generation. -- Joseph G. Bilby, H-Net
Great real characters -- Hudson County deity Frank Hague and even Longy Zwillman of Newark (last seen in Philip Roth's The Plot Against America), Teddy Brandle and even A. Harry Moore -- fill its pages. - Maureen Berzok, The Star-Ledger
Tells a story as harrowingly as Hitchcock, as dramatically as Welles. - The Record
A fascinating read. - Mario Murillo, host of WBAI's Wake Up Call
A Lapham's Quarterly Recommended Book. Featured in news coverage by The New York Times and The Star-Ledger.
A revealing look....Hart uses his considerable narrative talent to tell an engaging human story. -- Henry Petroski, author of Engineers of Dreams and Success Through Failure
Steven Hart is an award-winning journalist who has written for the New York Times, Salon, and the Home News Tribune in New Jersey's Middlesex and Union counties (where Robert Caro worked), among other publications. He lives in New Jersey.
I enjoy the writers graphic description of the neighborhoods my family grew up in and the dynamic personalities that helped build one of the most complicated transportation systems... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Brian G. Onieal
This is a must read for anyone from Hudson County. The Pulaski Skyway is a horrendous piece of contraction; read the book and uncover the story behind it.Published on May 21, 2013 by Kenso
I am a Jersey City native and still reside here. I hadn't heard of this book until it came up on a search on the Amazon site. Read morePublished on July 23, 2011 by P. L. Bacon
This work captures the dynamic history of a fascinating piece of urban architecture. Additionally, "The Last Three Miles" provides a solid, illustrative history of Jersey City and... Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by Jacob Orenge
The Pulaski Skyway was Americas first super highway. It has been in the Sopranos and many other movies. Read morePublished on August 26, 2008 by papaphilly
Fascinating topic, but seems more focused on union-labor relations and politics than the highway itself. Read morePublished on July 22, 2007 by Neil