The great bridge : the epic story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge
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Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
Format:
Book
Edition:
40th anniversary ed., hardcover ed.
Physical Desc:
605 pages, [32] pages of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Status:
Stratford High - Teen Non-Fiction
624.23 MCC
Description
The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world's longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough. This monumental book 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 things were possible. In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.
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Language:
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ISBN:
9781451683233 :, 1451683235 :

Notes

General Note
Originally published: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1972; reprinted with new preface by the author.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [567]-578) and index.
Description
The enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation's history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible. So daring a concept as spanning the East River to join two great cities required vision and dedication of the kind that went into building Europe's great cathedrals. During fourteen years of construction, the odds seemed overwhelming. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, notorious political empires fell, and surges of public doubt constantly threatened the project. But the story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge is not just the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a narrative of the social climate of the time, replete with heroes and rascals who helped either to construct or to exploit the great enterprise.--From publisher description.
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APA Citation (style guide)

McCullough, D. G. (2012). The great bridge: the epic story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. 40th anniversary ed., hardcover ed. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

McCullough, David G. 2012. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

McCullough, David G, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

McCullough, David G. The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. 40th anniversary ed., hardcover ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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