The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2001-06
ISBN 10: 9780743217378
ISBN 13: 0743217373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Bridge Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1982
ISBN 10: 067145711X
ISBN 13: 9780671457112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Bridge Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1982
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1149337215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Bridge Book Review:

The Great Bridge Scandal

The Great Bridge Scandal
Author: Alan Truscott
Publsiher: Master Point Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781894154673
ISBN 13: 1894154673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Bridge Scandal Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-12-15
ISBN 10: 0307773132
ISBN 13: 9780307773135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineers of Dreams Book Review:

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

Johnstown Flood

Johnstown Flood
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN 10: 1416561226
ISBN 13: 9781416561224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Johnstown Flood Book Review:

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 Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge

The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge
Author: Hildegarde Hoyt Swift
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1992-04
ISBN 10: 9781595190574
ISBN 13: 1595190570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Little Red Lighthouse and The Great Gray Bridge Book Review:

A little lighthouse on the Hudson River regains its pride when it finds out that it is still useful and has an important job to do.

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer
Author: Erica Wagner
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 1620400537
ISBN 13: 9781620400531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chief Engineer Book Review:

"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 Bridge

The Bridge
Author: Gay Talese
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 1620409119
ISBN 13: 9781620409114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge Book Review:

For the fiftieth anniversary of the completion of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, a beautifully produced, heavily illustrated edition of Gay Talese's classic history of the iconic structure, now with a new introduction by the author. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge, linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island, is an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet, it is the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. But the sheer size of the bridge is only one part of its complicated, fascinating history. Renowned journalist Gay Talese chronicled the human drama the bridge's completion: from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge, through to the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering. Now in a new, beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings, The Bridge remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese's consummate reporting and storytelling that will captivate new generations of readers.

A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge

A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge
Author: Mary J. Shapiro
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 0486319237
ISBN 13: 9780486319230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge Book Review:

Profusely illustrated account of the greatest engineering achievement of the 19th century. Rare contemporary photos and engravings and accompanying detailed captions recall construction, human drama, politics, much more. 167 black-and-white illustrations.

Thomas and the Big Big Bridge

Thomas and the Big  Big Bridge
Author: Rev. W. Awdry
Publsiher: Golden Books
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780307103352
ISBN 13: 0307103358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thomas and the Big Big Bridge Book Review:

Thomas must overcome his fear of crossing a very scary bridge.

The Great Cooper River Bridge

The Great Cooper River Bridge
Author: Jason Annan,Pamela Gabriel
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN 10: 1643361295
ISBN 13: 9781643361291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Cooper River Bridge Book Review:

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.

The Great Gatsby with Audio Text

The Great Gatsby  with Audio   Text
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publsiher: East West Studio
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021-03-13
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Gatsby with Audio Text Book Review:

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

Brave Companions

Brave Companions
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN 10: 1416561234
ISBN 13: 9781416561231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brave Companions Book Review:

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.

Golden Gate

Golden Gate
Author: Kevin Starr
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2010-07-06
ISBN 10: 159691534X
ISBN 13: 9781596915343
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden Gate Book Review:

A passionate chronicle of the Golden Gate Bridge's construction by a National Humanities Medal-winning historian reveals influences from culture and nature that shaped its development while offering insight into its role as a national symbol of American engineering and innovation.

Historic Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge

Historic Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Turner
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2009-09
ISBN 10: 9781684420827
ISBN 13: 1684420822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historic Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge Book Review:

The Brooklyn Bridge resounds throughout popular culture as an iconic image. Yet its creation was fraught with turmoil. Working with the relatively untested theory of suspension, John Roebling designed a suspension bridge modeled after his Cincinnati-Covington Bridge, but he died before construction even began. His son Washington then accepted the challenge--only to end up paralyzed while working on the bridge. However, with his strong-willed perseverance and help from his wife, he drove the project through to completion. As the only bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan at the time, the Brooklyn Bridge carried half a million people daily. The photographs in Historic Photos of the Brooklyn Bridge illustrate not only those traveling the bridge but also the hurdles that over 1,000 American and immigrant workers endured to build this magnificent symbol. Today, admirers from around the world gather on its historical walkway to gaze, admire, and pay homage to the majesty of the Brooklyn Bridge, "the Eighth Wonder of the Modern World."

The Great Bridge Building Contest

The Great Bridge Building Contest
Author: Bo Zaunders
Publsiher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780810949294
ISBN 13: 0810949296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Bridge Building Contest Book Review:

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.

Mornings on Horseback

Mornings on Horseback
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN 10: 0743218302
ISBN 13: 9780743218306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mornings on Horseback Book Review:

The National Book Award–winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough. Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as “a masterpiece” (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised. The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR’s first love. All are brought to life to make “a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail” (The New York Times Book Review). A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about “blessed” mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

David McCullough Great Achievements in American History

David McCullough  Great Achievements in American History
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 1970
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN 10: 9781501189074
ISBN 13: 1501189077
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

David McCullough Great Achievements in American History Book Review:

From "one of our most gifted living writers" (The Washington Post), three great stories of American accomplishment—the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the construction of the Panama Canal, and the invention of flight—all collected in one volume. This boxed set includes the following three volumes: The Great Bridge 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. The Path Between the Seas The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph. The Wright Brothers The #1 New York Times bestseller —the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright.

The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey
Author: David McCullough
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2011-05-24
ISBN 10: 1416576894
ISBN 13: 9781416576891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greater Journey Book Review:

The #1 bestseller that tells the remarkable story of the generations of American artists, writers, and doctors who traveled to Paris, the intellectual, scientific, and artistic capital of the western world, fell in love with the city and its people, and changed America through what they learned, told by America’s master historian, David McCullough. Not all pioneers went west. In The Greater Journey, David McCullough tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and others who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, hungry to learn and to excel in their work. What they achieved would profoundly alter American history. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first female doctor in America, was one of this intrepid band. Another was Charles Sumner, whose encounters with black students at the Sorbonne inspired him to become the most powerful voice for abolition in the US Senate. Friends James Fenimore Cooper and Samuel F. B. Morse worked unrelentingly every day in Paris, Morse not only painting what would be his masterpiece, but also bringing home his momentous idea for the telegraph. Harriet Beecher Stowe traveled to Paris to escape the controversy generated by her book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Three of the greatest American artists ever—sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, painters Mary Cassatt and John Singer Sargent—flourished in Paris, inspired by French masters. Almost forgotten today, the heroic American ambassador Elihu Washburne bravely remained at his post through the Franco-Prussian War, the long Siege of Paris, and the nightmare of the Commune. His vivid diary account of the starvation and suffering endured by the people of Paris is published here for the first time. Telling their stories with power and intimacy, McCullough brings us into the lives of remarkable men and women who, in Saint-Gaudens’ phrase, longed “to soar into the blue.