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The Great Bridge by David McCullough

Title The Great Bridge
Author David McCullough
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2001-06
Category History
Total Pages 608
ISBN 0743217373
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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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 by David McCullough

Title The Great Bridge
Author David McCullough
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 1982
Category History
Total Pages 636
ISBN 9780671457112
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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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

The Great Bridge by David G. McCullough

Title The Great Bridge
Author David G. McCullough
Publisher
Release Date 1982
Category Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Total Pages 636
ISBN OCLC:1149337215
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Great Bridge Scandal by Alan Truscott

Title The Great Bridge Scandal
Author Alan Truscott
Publisher Master Point Press
Release Date 2004
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 251
ISBN 1894154673
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told - the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League inquiries.

Engineers Of Dreams by Henry Petroski

Title Engineers of Dreams
Author Henry Petroski
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010-12-15
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780307773135
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Petroski reveals the science and engineering--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting in the 1870s and continuing through the 1930s. It is the story of the men and women who built the St. Louis, the George Washington, and the Golden Gate bridges, drawing not only on their mastery of numbers but on their gifts for persuasion and self-promotion. It is an account of triumphs and ignominious disasters (including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which literally twisted itself apart in a high wind). And throughout this grandly engaging book, Petroski lets us see how bridges became the "symbols and souls" of our civilization, as well as testaments to their builders' vision, ingenuity, and perseverance. "Seamlessly linked...With astonishing scope and generosity of view, Mr. Petroski places the tradition of American bridge-building in perspective."--New York Times Book Review

The Great Bridge by David McCullough

Title The Great Bridge
Author David McCullough
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-05-15
Category History
Total Pages 605
ISBN 9781451683233
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Truman evaluates the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as the greatest engineering triumph of its time, citing the pivotal contributions of chief engineer Washington Roebling and the technical problems and political corruption that challenged the project.

The Great Bridge by David G. McCullough

Title The Great Bridge
Author David G. McCullough
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 1972
Category Bridges
Total Pages 636
ISBN WISC:89031342256
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Celebrating the centennial of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, here is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Title History of the Building of the Great Bridge
Author Edmond F. Farrington
Publisher
Release Date 1883
Category Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Total Pages 69
ISBN LCCN:04034040
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Lyrics by Joseph Hudson Young

Title Lyrics
Author Joseph Hudson Young
Publisher
Release Date 1889
Category
Total Pages 131
ISBN HARVARD:HX4Z81
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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The Great Bridge by Cather Dunus

Title The Great Bridge
Author Cather Dunus
Publisher
Release Date 2001-03-29
Category
Total Pages
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LanguageEnglish, Spanish, and French
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Published on the fortieth anniversary of its initial publication, this edition of the classic book contains a new Preface by David McCullough, “one of our most gifted living writers” (The Washington Post). Built to join the rapidly expanding cities of New York and Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge was thought by many at the start to be an impossibility destined to fail if not from insurmountable technical problems then from political corruption. (It was the heyday of Boss Tweed in New York.) But the Brooklyn Bridge was at once the greatest engineering triumph of the age, a surpassing work of art, a proud American icon, and a story like no other in our history. Courage, chicanery, unprecedented ingenuity and plain blundering, heroes, rascals, all the best and worst in human nature played a part. At the center of the drama were the stricken chief engineer, Washington Roebling and his remarkable wife, Emily Warren Roebling, neither of whom ever gave up in the face of one heartbreaking setback after another. The Great Bridge is a sweeping narrative of a stupendous American achievement that rose up out of its era like a cathedral, a symbol of affirmation then and still in our time. Amazon.com Review In the 19th century, the Brooklyn Bridge was viewed as the greatest engineering feat of mankind. The Roeblings--father and son--toiled for decades, fighting competitors, corrupt politicians, and the laws of nature to fabricate a bridge which, after 100 years, still provides one of the major avenues of access to one of the world's busiest cities--as compared to many bridges built at the same time which collapsed within decades or even years. It is refreshing to read such a magnificent story of real architecture and engineering in an era where these words refer to tiny bits and bytes that inspire awe only in their abstract consequences, and not in their tangible physical magnificence. From Publishers Weekly This outstanding audio adaptation brings to life the Herculean struggles behind the creation of one of this country's most recognizable and enduring landmarks. Herrmann's rich, expressive voice perfectly complements McCullough's stately language, and the combination of their talents—coupled with the impressiveness of the engineering marvel that is the Brooklyn Bridge—makes this a compulsive listen. Subtle changes in Herrmann's tone clearly set off quotations without interrupting the flow, and though this audiobook is abridged, the deleted segments are briefly summarized by an unobtrusive second narrator so that listeners never feel as if they're missing part of the story. While there are some descriptions of the 13-year construction process that would have benefited from illustrations, the production as a whole is superb. Listeners cannot help being moved by the grandeur of the structure and by the spectacular risks taken by the men who worked on it, particularly chief engineer Washington Roebling, who remained the driving force behind the bridge despite being crippled by the bends and bedridden for many years. Drama of every kind can be found here: political scandals, intense rivalries, extreme loyalty, a charming love story, heroism, spectacular near-disasters, death, illness and war. Once called the eighth wonder of the world, the Brooklyn Bridge still inspires artists and photographers, tourists and natives alike, and it is the only stone-towered, steel-cabled bridge in the world. In this excellent production, listeners will be inspired anew. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.