The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge

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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.

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Genre : History
Author by : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2001-06
File : 608 Pages
ISBN : 9780743217378


The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge

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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

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Genre : History
Author by : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1982
File : 636 Pages
ISBN : 9780671457112


Engineers Of Dreams

Engineers Of Dreams

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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

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author by : Henry Petroski
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2010-12-15
File : 496 Pages
ISBN : 9780307773135


David Mccullough Great Moments In History E Book Box Set

David Mccullough Great Moments In History E Book Box Set

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From New York Times bestselling author David McCullough, a special eBook boxed set features books that study key points of American history. The David McCullough Great Moments in History e-book box set includes the following McCullough classics: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

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Genre : History
Author by : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-24
File : 2048 Pages
ISBN : 9781451658231


Thomas And The Big Big Bridge Thomas Friends

Thomas And The Big Big Bridge Thomas Friends

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It’s a special day for the railway! A big, big bridge has opened in the new rail line through the Mountains of Sodor. Thomas is excited, but some of the other engines are afraid of being so high. Can Thomas help them get over their fears–or will he become afraid, too? From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Rev. W. Awdry
Publisher : Golden Books
Release : 2010-11-10
File : 312 Pages
ISBN : 9780375983955


David Mccullough Library E Book Box Set

David Mccullough Library E Book Box Set

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Perfect for David McCullough fans and history lovers alike, this eBook boxed set features all of his bestselling titles, from 1776 to Mornings on Horseback. This e-book box set includes all of David McCullough’s bestselling backlist titles: · 1776: The riveting story of George Washington, the men who marched with him, and their British foes in the momentous year of American independence. · Brave Companions: Profiles of exceptional men and women who shaped history, among them Alexander von Humboldt, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charles and Anne Lindbergh. · The Great Bridge: The remarkable, enthralling story of the planning and construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, which linked two great cities and epitomized American optimism, skill, and determination. · John Adams: The magisterial, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of the independent, irascible Yankee patriot, one of our nation’s founders and most important figures, who became our second president. · The Johnstown Flood: The classic history of an American tragedy that became a scandal in the age of the Robber Barons, the preventable flood that destroyed a town and killed 2,000 people. · Mornings on Horseback: The brilliant National Book Award-winning biography of young Theodore Roosevelt’s metamorphosis from sickly child to a vigorous, intense man poised to become a national hero and then president. · Path Between the Seas: The epic National Book Award-winning history of the heroic successes, tragic failures, and astonishing engineering and medical feats that made the Panama Canal possible. · Truman: The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Harry Truman, the complex and courageous man who rose from modest origins to make momentous decisions as president, from dropping the atomic bomb to going to war in Korea. · Special Bonus: The Course of Human Events: In this Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, David McCullough draws on his personal experience as a historian to acknowledge the crucial importance of writing in history’s enduring impact and influence, and he affirms the significance of history in teaching us about human nature through the ages.

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Genre : History
Author by : David McCullough
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2011-05-24
File : 4656 Pages
ISBN : 9781451658255


The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge

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Describes the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, from its conception by John Roebling in 1852 through, after many setbacks, its final completion under the direction of his son, Washington, in 1883.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Elizabeth Mann
Publisher : Mikaya Press
Release : 1996
File : 46 Pages
ISBN : 9780965049306


The Bridge At Qu Bec

The Bridge At Qu Bec

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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.

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Genre : Technology & Engineering
Author by : William D. Middleton
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2001
File : 203 Pages
ISBN : 0253337615


The Great Bridge Building Contest

The Great Bridge Building Contest

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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.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author by : Bo Zaunders
Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Release : 2004
File : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0810949296


The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes

The Death And Life Of The Great Lakes

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New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award "Nimbly splices together history, science, reporting and personal experiences into a taut and cautiously hopeful narrative.… Egan’s book is bursting with life (and yes, death)." —Robert Moor, New York Times Book Review The Great Lakes—Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior—hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work, and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are spreading across the continent. The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening right before our eyes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them for generations to come.

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Genre : Science
Author by : Dan Egan
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2017-03-07
File : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9780393246445