The Great Bridge Book
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Great Bridge


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2001-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743217378

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The Great Bridge Excerpt :

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 Book
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

The Great Bridge


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 636
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671457112

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The Great Bridge Excerpt :

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

Engineers of Dreams Book
Score: 4
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Engineers of Dreams


  • Author : Henry Petroski
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307773135

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Engineers of Dreams Excerpt :

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

David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set Book

David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 2048
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451658231

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David McCullough Great Moments in History E book Box Set Excerpt :

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.

The Ambassador Bridge Book

The Ambassador Bridge


  • Author : Philip Parker Mason
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 0814318401

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The Ambassador Bridge Excerpt :

Men of courage, faith, and ingenuity made the dream of a Detroit/Windsor bridge a reality. Author Philip Mason traces the history of the Ambassador Bridge from an early proposal for a seasonal bridge to be erected each winter to the construction of the present structure. Documented with historic illustrations and photographs, the book highlights the lives of the men who guided the fortunes of the bridge through the Great Depression, World War II, and numerous other crises. Included is a list of bridge statistics, detailing general dimensions, steelwork and stone specifications, and a chronology of the bridge's construction.

David McCullough Library E book Box Set Book

David McCullough Library E book Box Set


  • Author : David McCullough
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-05-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 4656
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451658255

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David McCullough Library E book Box Set Excerpt :

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 wri

The Bridge at Qu  bec Book

The Bridge at Qu bec


  • Author : William D. Middleton
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 0253337615

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The Bridge at Qu bec Excerpt :

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.

Thomas and the Big  Big Bridge  Thomas   Friends  Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Thomas and the Big Big Bridge Thomas Friends


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

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Thomas and the Big Big Bridge Thomas Friends Excerpt :

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.

The Great Bridge building Contest Book

The Great Bridge building Contest


  • Author : Bo Zaunders
  • Publisher : Harry N Abrams Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 0810949296

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The Great Bridge building Contest Excerpt :

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.

The Bridge Book
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

The Bridge


  • Author : Gay Talese
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-10-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620409114

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The Bridge Excerpt :

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.

The Brooklyn Bridge Book

The Brooklyn Bridge


  • Author : Elizabeth Mann
  • Publisher : Mikaya Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 9780965049306

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The Brooklyn Bridge Excerpt :

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.

The Golden Gate Bridge Book

The Golden Gate Bridge


  • Author : Jeffrey Zuehlke
  • Publisher : LernerClassroom
  • Release Date : 2009-01-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761350125

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The Golden Gate Bridge Excerpt :

Guess how many vehicles drive across the Golden Gate Bridge each year?

A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge Book

A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge


  • Author : Mary J. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486319230

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A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge Excerpt :

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.

Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff  Book

Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff


  • Author : Jessica Scott Kerrin
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553376880

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Martin Bridge Ready for Takeoff Excerpt :

In three short stories, Martin develops a crush on his new bus driver, takes care of his friend's hamster with tragic results, and participates in a rocket exhibition that threatens a friendship.

The Bridge at the Edge of the World Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Bridge at the Edge of the World


  • Author : James Gustave Speth
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0300145306

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The Bridge at the Edge of the World Excerpt :

How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification. In this book Gus Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning and a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are now at the edge of catastrophe. Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today's destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that.