The Great Bridge (Audiobook) [CD]
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- Sales Rank:3,876,012
- Media:Audio CD
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.7
- Dimensions (in):6.7 x 6.1 x 1.1
- Publication Date:2006
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n the years around 1870, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the 14 years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle: it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or obstructing the great enterprise.
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