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The Great Bridge : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge - David McCullough

The Great Bridge

The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

Audio CD

Published: 1st July 2004
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FROM THE #1 "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS

First published in 1972, "The Great Bridge" is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time -- the building of the Brooklyn Bridge.

This monumental audiobook which presents extended unabridged passages from the book brings back a heroic vision of the America we once had. It is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events during the Age of Optimism -- a period when Americans were convinced that all great things were possible.

In the years around 1870, the concept of building a great bridge to span the East River between the cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn required a vision and determination comparable to that which went into the building of the pyramids. Throughout the fourteen years of the bridge's construction, the odds against its successful completion seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives were lost, political empires fell, and surges of public emotion constantly threatened the project. But this is not merely the saga of an engineering miracle: it is a sweeping narrative of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or obstructing this great enterprise.

"Los Angeles Times""The Great Bridge" is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literary monument...McCullough has written that sort of work which brings us to the human center of the past. "The Great Bridge is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literary monument. . . . McCullough has written that sort of work which brings us to the human center of the past." --Los Angeles Times ""The Great Bridge" is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literary monument. . . . McCullough has written that sort of work which brings us to the human center of the past." " Los Angeles Times"" "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" "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 ""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" "Los Angeles Times""The Great Bridge" is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literarymonument...McCullough has written that sort of work which bringsus to the human center of the past.

ISBN: 9780743537230
ISBN-10: 0743537238
Audience: General
Format: Audio CD
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 9
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.0 x 13.0  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Type: Abridged