Secrets Underground: North America's Buried Past (Hardcover)

North America's Buried Past

By Elizabeth MacLeod, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781554516315, 88pp.

Publication Date: January 9, 2014



Uncover the spine-tingling mysteries and eerie surprises that lurk right under your feet
In Secrets Underground, history buff Elizabeth MacLeod takes readers deep down, below the earth's surface, and introduces them to a completely different worldsometimes terrifying, often baffling, and always fascinating.
the Civil War secrets carefully concealed in Organ Cave, West Virginia
the top-secret equipment that lies deep below Grand Central Terminal in New York City
how the Aztec city Tenochtitlan, the largest and most powerful city of its time in what is now North America, nearly disappeared without a trace
the abandoned ships buried beneath San Francisco that reveal the city's history as a top destination for fortune seekers during the Gold Rush
the nuclear shelter the U.S. government kept hidden for decades underneath an exclusive resort in West Virginia called The Greenbrier.
Guiding readers through these fascinating places, MacLeod reveals their long-kept secrets and deftly explains how these lost and hidden subterranean passages, spaces, and caves answer decades-old puzzles, help us understand our own past, and lead us to discover what life was really like in eras gone by.

About the Author

Elizabeth MacLeod is a prolific author of non-fiction books for children, including "Bones Never Lie" and the Red Maple Award-winning "Royal Murder." She lives in Toronto.