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

David McCullough


The dramatic and captivating tale of the development of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge on the time, a story of greed, corruption, and obstruction but in addition of optimism, heroism, and backbone, informed through grasp historian David McCullough.

This huge publication is the spell binding tale of 1 of the best occasions in our nation’s background, in the course of the Age of Optimism—a interval whilst americans have been confident of their hearts that each one issues have been possible.

In the years round 1870, while the venture used to be first undertaken, the idea that of creating an remarkable bridge to span the East River among the nice towns of big apple and Brooklyn required a imaginative and prescient and resolution corresponding to that which went into the construction of the good cathedrals. in the course of the fourteen years of its building, the chances opposed to the winning of completion of the bridge appeared awesome. our bodies have been overwhelmed and damaged, lives misplaced, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion continuously threatened the undertaking. yet this isn't purely the saga of an engineering miracle; it's a sweeping narrative of the social weather of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in both developing or exploiting the surpassing company.

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