The Resource The Great Bridge, David McCullough, (electronic resource)

The Great Bridge, David McCullough, (electronic resource)

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The Great Bridge
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The Great Bridge
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David McCullough
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eng
Summary
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
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McCullough, David
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The Great Bridge, David McCullough, (electronic resource)
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9780743594080
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5A9E45D0-6FB7-43E0-830E-73AFCEF41033
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Label
The Great Bridge, David McCullough, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHQAAAA2I/products/5a9e45d0-6fb7-43e0-830e-73afcef41033
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
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stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780743594080
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
5A9E45D0-6FB7-43E0-830E-73AFCEF41033
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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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