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    DescriptionAs breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global economic crisis and the implacable elements of nature, we prevailed. The United States after Hoover Dam was a different country from the one that began to build it, going from the glorification of individual effort to the value of shared enterprise and communal support. The dam became the physical embodiment of this change. A remote regional construction project transformed from a Republican afterthought into a New Deal symbol of national pride. Hoover Dam went on to shape not only the American West but the American century. Michael Hiltzik populates the epic tale of the dam's construction with larger-than-life characters, such as Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, William Mulholland, and the dam's egomaniacal architect, Frank Crowe. Shedding real light on a one-of-a-kind moment in twentieth-century American history, Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and a gift for unforgettable storytelling in a book that is bound to become a classic in its genre.

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    Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael A. Hiltzik, Narrator Norman Dietz
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 45 mm
    Weight: 206 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400146789
    ISBN 10: 140014678X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBWC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 430
    BISAC V2.8: TEC056000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    B&T Approval Code: A16370000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036140
    B&T Approval Code: A82010200
    DC22: 978.033
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009110, HIS036060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 627.82097931
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 627/.820979313
    LC classification: TC557.5.H6 H55 2010C
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    07 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of "The Plot Against Social Security," "Dealers of Lightning," and "A Death in Kenya." Norman Dietz, a writer, an actor, and a solo performer, has recorded over 150 audiobooks, many of which have earned him awards from "AudioFile" magazine, the ALA, and "Publishers Weekly." Additionally, "AudioFile" named Norman one of the Best Voices of the Century.
    Review quote
    "Dietz's straight reading is well paced and expressive, ensuring that the detailed text is digestible to listeners." ---AudioFile