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Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression (Paperback)
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Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 31/05/2001
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An engaging oral history of the 31ers who built Hoover Dam and the women who fed them, married them, and shared their lives. Building Hoover Dam is the most intriguing book yet written about one of the modern architectural wonders of the world. Andrew J. Dunar and Dennis McBride skillfully interweave first hand accounts of a fascinating group of eyewitnesses. Their stories create the richest existing portrait of the building of Hoover Dam and its tremendous effect on the lives of those involved in its creation: the gritty, sometimes grisly realities of living in cardboard boxes and tents during several of the hottest Southern Nevada summers still on record; the fearsome carbon monoxide deaths of tunnel builders who, it was claimed, had died of ""pneumonia""; the uproarious life of nearby Las Vegas versus the tightly controlled existence of the workers in the built-overnight confines of Boulder City; and of course the astounding accomplishment of building the dam itself and completing the task not only early but under budget.

Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874174892
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 x 22 mm

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