The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge

  • Release Date: May 31st, 2007
  • Genre: United States
  • Available File Format: PDF - ePUB - KINDLE - MOBI - AZW
  • File Size: 4 MB
Score: 4
From 414 Ratings


The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.

This monumental book is the enthralling story of one of the greatest events in our nation’s history, during the Age of Optimism—a period when Americans were convinced in their hearts that all things were possible.

In the years around 1870, when the project was first undertaken, the concept of building an unprecedented 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 great cathedrals. Throughout the fourteen years of its construction, the odds against the successful completion of the bridge seemed staggering. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives 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 social climate of the time and of the heroes and rascals who had a hand in either constructing or exploiting the surpassing enterprise.

the great bridge popular download ... the great bridge online ebooks books online ... Download Ebook the great bridge online ebooks pdf free ... the great bridge online ebooks read download ... the great bridge full download ... download the great bridge PDF - KINDLE - EPUB - MOBI ... [download] book the great bridge in format PDF ... Click Download or Read Online button the great bridge online ebooks free download pdf ... Read online or Download online ebooks the great bridge PDF ... Download the great bridge online ebooks or read online here in PDF or EPUB ... Full PDF ebook with essay, research paper the great bridge read free ... the great bridge download ebook PDF EPUB, book in english language ... online ebooks epub download ... the great bridge epub ebook ... the great bridge pdf e-book online ebooks ... the great bridge free download ... Click to Read/Download the great bridge online ebooks PDF ... Please click button to get the great bridge pdf new book ... the great bridge book free online ... the great bridge online ebooks popular EPUB download ...


  • Utterly boring and unreadable

    By Anti-realnamelization
    Writing style is not fluent
  • Great book

    By LaDavid
    Couldn't put it down- imagery is as if I was there in the 19th Century watching this 8th Wonder of the World be constructed before my very eyes.
  • Great!

    By dawncvt
    Fascinating and detailed book. A book I I couldn't easily put down!
  • Awe-inspiring story

    By Marcia_Schroeder
    Excellent writing and historical account of one of our greatest American symbols and engineering accomplishments. The genius of the Roeblings and dedication of the men who built the bridge is awesome and inspirational.
  • The Great Bridge

    By WalkingonSand
    An excellent work that gives insight into the building of the Brooklyn Bridge along with lots of information about the historic time period.
  • A good read

    By Lasuuuuuuu
    The book is detailed and reminds one how current issues were ever present even during that age. Enjoyed the book and the journey of the bridge and the builders.
  • Great book

    By Davcla
    Really enjoyed it. The stories within a story are fascinating. As good as The Path between the Seas.
  • The Great Bridge - Totally Absorbing

    By Fewheeler
    This book reads like like a well written novel. I had a difficult time putting it down. The Engineering details, the character descriptions, the political and social interactions and the descriptions of life in Brooklyn and New York in the latter part of the 19th century are amazing. If you need a book on the disciplines and processes of Project Management, from writing a project charter to closing procurements, this is it. I felt like I was in a classroom with the best professor I ever had. A real stand out for me with this book were the detailed descriptions of the opening ceremonies. Mr. McCullough misses no detail and allows the reader to relive the excitement, pride and sense of accomplishment celebrated that day. If you want a book that is totally absorbing and inspiring, read The Great Bridge.
  • Absorbing

    By exopsco
    Wonderful feel for the political and social times of New York & Brooklyn coupled with the massive undertaking in engineering a bridge that still draws millions of visitors.
  • The Great Bridge

    By Goats33
    Excellent !!!