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The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
  • Author : David McCullough
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  • Release Date :2001-06
  • Total pages :608
  • ISBN : 9780743217378
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Summary : 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
  • Author : David McCullough
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  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :636
  • ISBN : 067145711X
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Summary : 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
  • Author : David G. McCullough
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  • Release Date :1982
  • Total pages :636
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The Great Bridge Scandal

The Great Bridge Scandal
  • Author : Alan Truscott
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 9781894154673
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Summary : 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.

Engineers of Dreams

Engineers of Dreams
  • Author : Henry Petroski
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  • Release Date :2010-12-15
  • Total pages :496
  • ISBN : 0307773132
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Summary : 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
  • Author : David McCullough
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  • Release Date :2012-05-15
  • Total pages :605
  • ISBN : 1451683235
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Summary : 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.

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
  • Author : David G. McCullough
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  • Release Date :1972
  • Total pages :636
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Summary : 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-Building Contest

The Great Bridge-Building Contest
  • Author : Bo Zaunders
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  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9780810949294
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Summary : 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.

History of the Building of the Great Bridge

History of the Building of the Great Bridge
  • Author : Edmond F. Farrington
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1883
  • Total pages :69
  • ISBN :
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Lyrics

Lyrics
  • Author : Joseph Hudson Young
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1889
  • Total pages :131
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The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
  • Author : Cather Dunus
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  • Release Date :2001-03-29
  • Total pages :329
  • ISBN :
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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. 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.

Great Bridge Memories

Great Bridge Memories
  • Author : Terence J. H. Price,Terry Price
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  • Release Date :2004-10-07
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 9780750934466
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Summary : 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.

The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
  • Author : Abram Stevens Hewitt
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  • Release Date :1883
  • Total pages :52
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The Bridge at Québec

The Bridge at Québec
  • Author : William D. Middleton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :203
  • ISBN : 9780253337610
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Summary : "The Bridge at Quebec provides a full account of the long effort to build a bridge across the St. Lawrence at this difficult site, with particular emphasis on the extraordinary story of the failure of the first bridge, its engineers and their fateful decisions, the terrible collapse of August 29, 1907, and the human tragedies that accompanied it, and the lessons that its story holds even today for engineers and builders as they continue to extend the boundaries of technology. Fully illustrated, the book makes clear to the general reader and technical audience alike the engineering and technical issues involved in this story of one of the world's greatest bridges."--BOOK JACKET.

The Great Bridge Scandal

The Great Bridge Scandal
  • Author : Alan F. Truscott
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1969
  • Total pages :331
  • ISBN :
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Summary : 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

The Great Bridge
  • Author : Abram Stevens Hewitt
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  • Release Date :2009-12
  • Total pages :54
  • ISBN : 9781151619259
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Summary : 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

Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
  • Author : David McCullough
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  • Release Date :2007-05-31
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 1416561226
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Summary : 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 Lowering

The Great Bridge Lowering
  • Author : Sandra Warren
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  • Release Date :1987-06-01
  • Total pages :62
  • ISBN : 9780898241754
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Summary : Designed to develop the four thinking skills of fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. Presents a problem, a city torn in half and needing relief, for students to solve in creative fashion.

The Great Cooper River Bridge

The Great Cooper River Bridge
  • Author : Jason Annan,Pamela Gabriel
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  • Release Date :2020-05-14
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 1643361295
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Summary : 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.

Two Cities

Two Cities
  • Author : Margaret Webb Latimer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1983
  • Total pages :118
  • ISBN : 9780941158633
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The Pioneers

The Pioneers
  • Author : David McCullough
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  • Release Date :2020-05-05
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 1501168703
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Summary : The #1 New York Times bestseller by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important chapter in the American story that’s “as resonant today as ever” (The Wall Street Journal)—the settling of the Northwest Territory by courageous pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would define our country. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. “With clarity and incisiveness, [McCullough] details the experience of a brave and broad-minded band of people who crossed raging rivers, chopped down forests, plowed miles of land, suffered incalculable hardships, and braved a lonely frontier to forge a new American ideal” (The Providence Journal). Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. “A tale of uplift” (The New York Times Book Review), this is a quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy.