The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Hardback)
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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (Hardback)

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Hardback 560 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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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.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781451683233
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 975 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 48 mm
Edition: Anniversary ed


MEDIA REVIEWS
""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"
"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""
The impact of the soaring structure upon the American imagination and American life has now been measured with sagacity and style by David McCullough. . . . The Great Bridge is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literary monument, one of the best books I have read in years. McCullough has written that sort of work which brings us to the human center of the past.
Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times"
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"
David McCullough has taken a dramatic and colorful episode out of the American past and described it in such a way that he sheds fresh light on a whole era in American history.
Bruce Catton"
After reading David McCullough s account, you will never look at the old bridge in quite the same way again.
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times"
McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers.
Marie Arana, The Washington Post"
"The impact of the soaring structure upon the American imagination and American life has now been measured with sagacity and style by David McCullough. . . . The Great Bridge is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literary monument, one of the best books I have read in years. McCullough has written that sort of work which brings us to the human center of the past."
--Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times
"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
"David McCullough has taken a dramatic and colorful episode out of the American past and described it in such a way that he sheds fresh light on a whole era in American history."
--Bruce Catton
"After reading David McCullough's account, you will never look at the old bridge in quite the same way again."
--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times
"McCullough is one of our most gifted living writers."
--Marie Arana, The Washington Post

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