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The Great Bridge

The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
McCullough, David G. (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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First published in 1972,The Great Bridgeis the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Winning acclaim for its comprehensive look at the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, this book helped cement David McCullough's reputation as America's preeminent social historian. Now,The Great Bridgeis reissued as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition with a new introduction by the author.This monumental book brings back for American readers the heroic vision of the America we once had. It 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 great things were possible. In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building a great 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 pyramids. 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 obstructing the great enterprise. Amid the flood of praise for the book when it was originally published,Newsdaysaid succinctly "This is the definitive book on the event. Do not wait for a better try: there won't be any."
Authors: McCullough, David G.
Title: The great bridge
the epic story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001
Characteristics: 608 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David McCullough
Notes: Originally published 1972; reprinted with new introduction by the author
ISBN: 9780743217378
0743217373
Branch Call Number: 624.23 M133g 2001
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
LCCN: 2001027007
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Aug 14, 2013
  • yogacookie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I love Non-fiction because it is real. This is very well written and in addition to holding your attention teaches some NY history. If you are a New Yorker, or have been, or will be, please read!

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