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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge


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This monumental book tells the enthralling story of one of the greatest accomplishments in our nation’s history, the building of what was then the longest suspension bridge in the world. The Brooklyn Bridge rose out of the expansive era following the Civil War, when Americans believed all things were possible.

So daring a concept as spanning the East River to join two great cities required vision and dedication of the kind that went into building Europe’s great cathedrals. During 14 years of construction, the odds against success seemed overwhelming. Thousands of people were put to work. Bodies were crushed and broken, lives lost, notorious political empires fell, and surges of public doubt constantly threatened the project. But the story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge is not just the saga of an engineering miracle; it is a sweeping narrative of the social climate of the time, replete with heroes and rascals who helped either to construct or to exploit the great enterprise.

The Great Bridge is also the story of a remarkable family, the Roeblings, who conceived and executed the audacious engineering plan at great personal cost. Without John Roebling’s vision, his son Washington’s skill and courage, and Washington’s wife Emily’s dedication, the bridge we know and cherish would never have been built.

Like the engineering marvel it describes, The Great Bridge, republished on the 40th anniversary of its initial publication, has stood the test of time.

Please note: The Great Bridge (Unabridged) is available for just one credit until June 20, 2012, after which point it will be priced at two credits.



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    Eleemosynary

    5.0 out of 5 starsFascinating, infuriating, inspiring

    I very much enjoyed learning about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as the personalities and politics that enabled it to be built. Read more


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    DANIEL C HUFFMAN

    5.0 out of 5 starsIncredible story of an incredible undertaking

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book…prior to reading it, I had no idea of the human drama and fascinating history that underpins the tale of the Brooklyn Bridge. Read more


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    Joseph Sciuto

    5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing, like always

    David McCullough’s “The Great Bridge” is just another amazing example of why I consider Mr. McCullough one of the most important biographers of all times. Read more


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    TomG

    5.0 out of 5 starsMust read!

    Must read for anyone interested in history or the development of America!


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    KEN

    5.0 out of 5 starsThis was one of the most interesting books that I …

    This was one of the most interesting books that I have read in a long time. It is a long but interesting.


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    Diana Coleman

    5.0 out of 5 starsLove your books David McCullough

    Love your books David McCullough! You are always able to collect and catalog all the information and still but it together in a format that is easy to enjoy and read.


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    Rick from Mission Konnect

    5.0 out of 5 starsWas recommended by friend in my small group

    Halfway thru this book. Was recommended by friend in my small group. Have son living in NYC area now and we had just walked across the Brooklyn Bridge in February on an… Read more


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    4.0 out of 5 starsMcCullough does it again…and on a bridge yet!

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