The Great Bridge The Epic Story Of The Building Of The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 067145711X
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The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.

This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible.

In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

The Great Bridge

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743218310
Size: 18.27 MB
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But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

The Great Bridge

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743217378
Size: 67.18 MB
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A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

The Great Bridge

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067145711X
Size: 22.34 MB
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A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century

Chief Engineer

Author: Erica Wagner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408837757
Size: 59.37 MB
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The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen dramatic years to complete, and the personal story that lay behind that construction is told here for the first time.

Johnstown Flood

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416561224
Size: 66.87 MB
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The stunning story of one of America’s great disasters, a preventable tragedy of Gilded Age America, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

The Bridge

Author: Gay Talese
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620409119
Size: 48.97 MB
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Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion-from the ...

Brave Companions

Author: David McCullough
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416561231
Size: 53.14 MB
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These are brave companions: to each other, to David McCullough, and to the reader, for with rare storytelling ability McCullough brings us into the times they knew and their very uncommon lives.

Great Fortune

Author: Daniel Okrent
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666900
Size: 75.66 MB
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In this hugely appealing book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent weaves together themes of money, politics, art, architecture, business, and society to tell the story of the majestic suite of ...

Historic Photos Of The Brooklyn Bridge

Author: John B. Manbeck
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781596525252
Size: 56.49 MB
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The photographs in Historic Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge illustrate not only those traveling the bridge but also the hurdles that over 1,000 American and immigrant workers endured to build this magnificent symbol.