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The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

by David McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2001-06
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN : 9780743217378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

by David McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 067145711X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Great Bridge
A Book

by David G. McCullough

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
A Book

by David G. McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

History of the Building of the Great Bridge

History of the Building of the Great Bridge
A Book

by Edmond F. Farrington

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 69
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
A Book

by David McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-05-31
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1416561226
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Engineers of Dreams

Engineers of Dreams
Great Bridge Builders and the Spanning of America

by Henry Petroski

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2010-12-15
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0307773132
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Great Bridge
A Book

by Cather Dunus

  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2001-03-29
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

by David McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-05-15
  • Pages : 605
  • ISBN : 1451683235
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge

Thomas and the Big, Big Bridge
A Book

by Rev. W. Awdry

  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780307103352
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thomas must overcome his fear of crossing a very scary bridge.

The Bridge at Québec

The Bridge at Québec
A Book

by William D. Middleton

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780253337610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The seven-decades-long struggle to build a bridge at Québec over the St. Lawrence River; completed in 1919, it still stands as the greatest of its kind.

Brave Companions

Brave Companions
A Book

by David McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2007-05-31
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1416561234
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
A Book

by Abram Stevens Hewitt

  • Publisher : General Books
  • Release : 2009-12
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN : 9781151619259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

MuscleHead Revolution

MuscleHead Revolution
A Book

by Kevin McCullough

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9780736917308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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McCullough calls for nothing less than a revolution to overthrow the power which liberalism holds over the media, educational systems, and the nation's values.

Bridges

Bridges
A History of the World's Most Spectacular Spans

by Judith Dupre

  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release : 2017-11-07
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 0316473804
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the best-selling author of Skyscrapers comes the much-anticipated twentieth-anniversary edition of her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans, now in color and bigger than ever. This visual history of the world''s landmark bridges is updated and expanded since its initial publication twenty years ago, with all-new photographs and features on cutting edge work by international superstars of architecture and engineering. Spanning two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, Bridges stands as the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject. With its dynamic design and oversized format, the book is as dramatic as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; location maps and architectural drawings invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each explores its historical context and significance. Throughout, informative profiles, sidebars, and statistics make BRIDGES an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast. Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge designs around the world. The last thirty years has seen the construction of masterpieces such as the Zakim Bridge that changed the city of Boston; Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, a pedestrian tilt bridge that closes like an eye when it is raised; the Millau Viaduct in Tarn Valley, France, now the tallest cable-stay bridge in world; and the 102-mile Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge in China, the longest in the world. This all-new twentieth-anniversary edition features profiles on these amazing spans and on beloved landmarks, such as the Golden Gate and the Brooklyn Bridge, as well as thematic chapters on lighting technologies, military bridges, and bridges in the movies.

Truman

Truman
A Book

by David McCullough

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-08-20
  • Pages : 1120
  • ISBN : 0743260295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
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

by Abram Stevens Hewitt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Route 168, Great Bridge Bypass Construction from Kegman Road to the Oak Grove Road-Battlefield Blvd Intersection, Chesapeake

Route 168, Great Bridge Bypass Construction from Kegman Road to the Oak Grove Road-Battlefield Blvd Intersection, Chesapeake
Environmental Impact Statement

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer
Washington Roebling, The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

by Erica Wagner

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1620400537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Great Bridge-Building Contest

The Great Bridge-Building Contest
A Book

by Bo Zaunders

  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780810949294
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lemuel Chenoweth--a shy, furniture maker with only a third-grade education--enters a bridge-building contest in Richmond, Virginia, during the 1800s and wins with his design built entirely without nails.