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The great bridge [electronic resource] : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. David McCullough.

McCullough, David. (Author). Herrmann, Edward. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780743594080 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (9 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Abridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004.

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General Note: Abridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Edward Herrmann.
Summary, etc.: First published in 1972, The Great Bridge is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Winning acclaim for its comprehensive look at the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, this book helped cement David McCullough's reputation as America's preeminent social historian. Now, The Great Bridge is reissued as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition with a new introduction by the author. This monumental book brings back for American readers the heroic vision of the America we once had. It 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 great things were possible. In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building a great 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 283350 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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