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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Author: 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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671457112
ISBN-10: 067145711X
Publication Date: 1/12/1983
Pages: 562
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4 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
An absolutely fascinating account of the politics, financing, innovations, personal courage, engineering, tragedy and determination involved in the 14 year trip to completion. This story is guaranteed to cause you to look at any bridge or other great structure with a new set of insights and awe. I spent lots of time in the shadow of this bridge near City Hall Park and now I will not feel complete until I walk across it and see the vista of New York harbor from the vantage point offered only from the main span.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great read. Very techinical, so a little hard to get through sometimes, but VERY educational and interesting. Glad I read it.
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