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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
Language English, 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
Language English, 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 Unknown
Release Date 1982
Category Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Total Pages 636
ISBN OCLC:1149337215
Language English, 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
Language English, 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.

The Great Bridge by Edward M. Young

Title The Great Bridge
Author Edward M. Young
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1965
Category Bridges
Total Pages 103
ISBN UOM:39015047804516
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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
Language English, 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 G. McCullough

Title The Great Bridge
Author David G. McCullough
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 1972
Category Bridges
Total Pages 636
ISBN WISC:89031342256
Language English, 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.

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
Language English, 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.

Title History of the Building of the Great Bridge
Author Edmond F. Farrington
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1883
Category Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Total Pages 69
ISBN LCCN:04034040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge
Author Hildegarde Hoyt Swift
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1992-04
Category Compact discs
Total Pages 52
ISBN 1595190570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A little lighthouse on the Hudson River regains its pride when it finds out that it is still useful and has an important job to do.

Title The Great Cooper River Bridge
Author Jason Annan
Publisher Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date 2020-05-14
Category History
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781643361291
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On a hot summer day in 1929, the citizens of Charleston, South Carolina, participated in one of the largest celebrations in the city's history—the opening of the Cooper River Bridge. After years of quarrels, financial obstructions, and political dogfights, the great bridge was completed, and for the first time, Charleston had a direct link to the north. From the doldrums of the Depression to the growth of the 1990s, the Cooper River Bridge played a vital role in Charleston's transformation from an impoverished, isolated city to a vibrant and prosperous metropolis. Now obsolete and no longer adequately serving the needs of the Charleston area, the "old" Cooper River Bridge, and the "new" Silas N. Pearman Bridge—the Cooper River Bridge's larger sister structure, erected in 1966—will be replaced. Funding, design, and construction are presently underway to replace the old structure with a single, modern bridge. The two original bridges have become true emblems of Charleston, much like the Eiffel Tower of Paris or the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. With their removal, Charleston will lose two of its most significant landmarks. This vast change in the city's skyline is sure to evoke memories from Charlestonians and visitors who have developed a special relationship with the old bridge. In addition to these reminiscences, the Cooper River Bridge has its own story—one of ambitious men and their dreams of profit, and of a city's dreams of prosperity. Upon its completion, the Cooper River Bridge was a grand symbol of Charleston's vision for the future, and the bridge recalls many significant themes in the modern history of the city. The Great Cooper River Bridge provides the complete history of this architectural icon, exploring how early twentieth-century Charleston helped shape the bridge, and how the bridge subsequently shaped the city. With more than eighty photographs, this illustrated volume documents a remarkable engineering feat and a distinctive structure before it becomes a memory.

Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

Title Johnstown Flood
Author David McCullough
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-05-31
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781416561224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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. At the end of the nineteenth century, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was a booming coal-and-steel town filled with hardworking families striving for a piece of the nation’s burgeoning industrial prosperity. In the mountains above Johnstown, an old earth dam had been hastily rebuilt to create a lake for an exclusive summer resort patronized by the tycoons of that same industrial prosperity, among them Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, and Andrew Mellon. Despite repeated warnings of possible danger, nothing was done about the dam. Then came May 31, 1889, when the dam burst, sending a wall of water thundering down the mountain, smashing through Johnstown, and killing more than 2,000 people. It was a tragedy that became a national scandal. Graced by David McCullough’s remarkable gift for writing richly textured, sympathetic social history, The Johnstown Flood is an absorbing, classic portrait of life in nineteenth-century America, of overweening confidence, of energy, and of tragedy. It also offers a powerful historical lesson for our century and all times: the danger of assuming that because people are in positions of responsibility they are necessarily behaving responsibly.

The Great Bridge by Cather Dunus

Title The Great Bridge
Author Cather Dunus
Publisher
Release Date 2001-03-29
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9203456XXXX
Language English, 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.

Title Thomas and the Big Big Bridge
Author Rev. W. Awdry
Publisher Golden Books
Release Date 2003
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 0307103358
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Thomas must overcome his fear of crossing a very scary bridge.

The Great Bridge by Abram Stevens Hewitt

Title The Great Bridge
Author Abram Stevens Hewitt
Publisher General Books
Release Date 2009-12
Category
Total Pages 54
ISBN 1151619256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Subtitle: The Orations of Hon. Abram S. Hewitt and Rev. Dr. R. S. Storrs Delivered on the Occasion of the Opening of Bridge Between New York and Brooklyn, May 24, 1883 Publisher: J.B. Alden Publication date: 1883 Subjects: Bridges New York (N.Y.) Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Computers / CAD-CAM History / General Technology

Chief Engineer by Erica Wagner

Title Chief Engineer
Author Erica Wagner
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2017-06-27
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781620400531
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A welcome tribute to the persistence, precision and humanity of Washington Roebling and a love-song for the mighty New York bridge he built." -The Wall Street Journal Chief Engineer is the first full biography of a crucial figure in the American story-Washington Roebling, builder of the Brooklyn Bridge. One of America's most iconic and recognizable structures, the Brooklyn Bridge is as much a part of New York as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. Yet its distinguished builder is too often forgotten-and his life is of interest far beyond his chosen field. It is the story of immigrants, the frontier, the Civil War, the making of the modern world, and a man whose long life modeled courage in the face of extraordinary adversity. Chief Engineer is enriched by Roebling's own eloquent voice, unveiled in his recently discovered memoir, previously thought lost to history. The memoir reveals that his father John-a renowned engineer who made his life in America after humble beginnings in Germany-was a tyrannical presence in Roebling's life. It also documents Roebling's time as a young man in the Union Army, when he built bridges that carried soldiers across rivers and saw action in pivotal battles from Antietam to Gettysburg. Safely returned, he married the remarkable Emily Warren Roebling, who would play a crucial role in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, Roebling's grandest achievement-but by no means the only one. Elegantly written with a compelling narrative sweep, Chief Engineer introduces Washington Roebling and his era to a new generation of readers.

Living With The Monks by Jesse Itzler

Title Living with the Monks
Author Jesse Itzler
Publisher Center Street
Release Date 2019-10-15
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 147899343X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Equal parts memoir and road map to living a less stressful and more vibrant life, bestselling author Jesse Itzler offers an illuminating, entertaining, and unexpected trip for anyone looking to feel calmer and more controlled in our crazy, hectic world. Entrepreneur, endurance athlete, and father of four Jesse Itzler only knows one speed: Full Blast. But when he felt like the world around him was getting too hectic, he didn't take a vacation or get a massage. Instead, Jesse moved into a monastery for a self-imposed time-out. In Living with the Monks, the follow-up to his New York Times bestselling Living with a SEAL, Jesse takes us on a spiritual journey like no other. Having only been exposed to monasteries on TV, Jesse arrives at the New Skete religious community in the isolated mountains of upstate New York with a shaved head and a suitcase filled with bananas. To his surprise, New Skete monks have most of their hair. They're Russian Orthodox, not Buddhist, and they're also world-renowned German shepherd breeders and authors of dog-training books that have sold in the millions. As Jesse struggles to fit in amongst the odd but lovable monks, self-doubt begins to beat like a tribal drum. Questioning his motivation to embark on this adventure and missing his family (and phone), Jesse struggles to balance his desire for inner peace with his need to check Twitter. But in the end, Jesse discovers the undeniable power of the monks and their wisdom, and the very real benefits of taking a well-deserved break as a means of self-preservation in our fast-paced world.

Brave Companions by David McCullough

Title Brave Companions
Author David McCullough
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2007-05-31
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781416561231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is timeless about the human condition. Here are Alexander von Humboldt, whose epic explorations of South America surpassed the Lewis and Clark expedition; Harriet Beecher Stowe, “the little woman who made the big war”; Frederic Remington; the extraordinary Louis Agassiz of Harvard; Charles and Anne Lindbergh, and their fellow long-distance pilots Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and Beryl Markham; Harry Caudill, the Kentucky lawyer who awakened the nation to the tragedy of Appalachia; and David Plowden, a present-day photographer of vanishing America. Different as they are from each other, McCullough’s subjects have in common a rare vitality and sense of purpose. 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 Bridge Memories by Terence J. H. Price

Title Great Bridge Memories
Author Terence J. H. Price
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2004-10-07
Category Great Bridge (England)
Total Pages 160
ISBN 0750934468
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the first inhabitants of Great Bridge established a settlement on the West Bromwich side of the River Tame, near to an ancient crossing into Tipton in about 1550, they could not have foreseen its future prominence as an important centre of commerce in the West Midlands.Who can forget the enormous variety of locally owned shops, each having their own individual character? Memories abound of the Open Market, Peter Bonaccorsi's icecream, 'The Queens' fish and chip shop, dancing at 'The Stampede' and of course the Palace Cinema where you were invited to 'Bring your Alice to our Palace'.Local author and historian Terry Price presents his third pictorial record of Great Bridge and the surrounding areas of Golds Hill, Greets Green, Horseley Heath, Swan Village and Toll End, depicting people, places and social events during the last century. More than 300 photographs, mostly from unpublished private collections, together with the author's informative captions paint a fascinating picture of local life in those far-off halcyon days.