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

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ISBN-10: 0743217373

ISBN-13: 9780743217378

Edition: 2001

Authors: David McCullough

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First published in 1972,The Great Bridgeis the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Winning acclaim for its comprehensive look at the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, this book helped cement David McCullough's reputation as America's preeminent social historian. Now,The Great Bridgeis reissued as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition with a new introduction by the author. This monumental book brings back for American readers the heroic vision of the America we once had. It 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 great things were…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

David McCullough is a writer, historian, lecturer, & teacher. He has received the Pulitzer Prize for "Truman", as well as the Francis Parkman Prize, & the "Los Angeles Times" Book Award. He is also a two-time winner of the National Book Award, for history & for biography. He lives in Massachusetts.

Author's Note
The Plan
Man of Iron
The Genuine Language of America
Father and Son
The Proper Person to See
The Chief Engineer
All According to Plan
Down in the Caisson
The Past Catches Up
How Natural, Right, and Proper
The Mysterious Disorder
The Heroic Mode
At the Halfway Mark
Spirits of ' 76
A Perfect Pandemonium
Number 8, Birmingham Gauge
The Gigantic Spinning Machine
Wire Fraud
The Man in the Window
And Yet the Bridge Is Beautiful
The People's Day
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