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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 170.18 x 238.76 x 48.26mm | 997.9g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Anniversary ed
  • 1451683235
  • 9781451683233
  • 366,894

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"McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers." --Marie Arana, The Washington Postshow more

About David McCullough

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.show more

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