The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge


By (author) David McCullough

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Hardback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 239mm x 48mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 7 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1451683235
  • ISBN 13: 9781451683233
  • Edition statement: Anniversary ed
  • Sales rank: 460,644

Product description

Forty years after its original publication, David McCullough's masterful history of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge has become a classic work and is now being reissued with a new preface from the author. The building of the Brooklyn Bridge was a time of optimism and corruption, a time when Americans were the world's greatest engineers and could collectively create a civic -- and national -- monument of supreme distinction. The experience offers lessons to us today, which McCullough will emphasize in his new preface.

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Author information

David McCullough is the author of several highly acclaimed works of biography and history including TRUMAN (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1993), BRAVE COMPANIONS, THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE JONESTOWN FLOOD. He has also won the LOS ANGELES TIMES Book Award and is twice winner of the National Book Award.

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""The Great Bridge" is a great book. . . . What David McCullough has written is a stupendous narrative about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, with a cast of thousands (give or take 100), whose major characters come alive on the page as authentically, as creatively, as would their fictional counterparts if one had the imagination to dream up such a yarn. Once again, truth is not only stranger than fiction but a hell of a lot more entertaining. Get your hands on "The Great Bridge." . . . This is the definitive book on the event. Do not wait for a better try: there won't be any." --Norman Rosten, "Newsday"