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📒The Great Bridge ✍ David McCullough
📝The Great Bridge Book Synopsis : 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 Scandal ✍ Alan Truscott
📝The Great Bridge Scandal Book Synopsis : "In 1965, the bridge world was rocked by an accusation of cheating at the world championships in Buenos Aires. The pair involved were Britain's Terence Reese and Boris Schapiro, two of the world's best players. Now, almost fifty years later, the true inside story can be told--the investigation, the accusation, and the very different results of the World Bridge Federation and British Bridge League inquiries.
📒The Great Bridge Building Contest ✍ Bo Zaunders
📝The Great Bridge Building Contest Book Synopsis : Lemuel Chenoweth--a shy, furniture maker with only a third-grade education--enters a bridge-building contest in Richmond, Virginia, during the 1800s and wins with his design built entirely without nails.
📒Engineers Of Dreams ✍ Henry Petroski
📝Engineers of Dreams Book Synopsis : Petroski reveals the science and engineering--not to mention the politics, egotism, and sheer magic--behind America's great bridges, particularly those constructed during the great bridge-building era starting in the 1870s and continuing through the 1930s. It is the story of the men and women who built the St. Louis, the George Washington, and the Golden Gate bridges, drawing not only on their mastery of numbers but on their gifts for persuasion and self-promotion. It is an account of triumphs and ignominious disasters (including the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, which literally twisted itself apart in a high wind). And throughout this grandly engaging book, Petroski lets us see how bridges became the "symbols and souls" of our civilization, as well as testaments to their builders' vision, ingenuity, and perseverance. "Seamlessly linked...With astonishing scope and generosity of view, Mr. Petroski places the tradition of American bridge-building in perspective."--New York Times Book Review From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒The Great Bridge ✍ Abram Stevens Hewitt
📝The Great Bridge Book Synopsis : This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
📒The Great Bridge ✍ Edward M. Young
📝The great bridge Book Synopsis :
✍Author : Abram Stevens Hewitt
♛Publisher : Sumner Press
♣Release Date : 2010-05-01
✿Pages : 64
♠ISBN : 9781445598710
♬Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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📝The Great Bridge The Orations of Hon Abram S Hewitt and REV Dr R S Storrs Delivered on the Occasion of the Opening of the Bridge Between New York and Brooklyn May 24 1883 Book Synopsis : Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
📒History Of The Building Of The Great Bridge ✍ Edmond F. Farrington
📝History of the Building of the Great Bridge Book Synopsis :
📒The Bridge At Qu Bec ✍ William D. Middleton
📝The Bridge at Qu bec Book Synopsis : "The Bridge at Quebec provides a full account of the long effort to build a bridge across the St. Lawrence at this difficult site, with particular emphasis on the extraordinary story of the failure of the first bridge, its engineers and their fateful decisions, the terrible collapse of August 29, 1907, and the human tragedies that accompanied it, and the lessons that its story holds even today for engineers and builders as they continue to extend the boundaries of technology. Fully illustrated, the book makes clear to the general reader and technical audience alike the engineering and technical issues involved in this story of one of the world's greatest bridges."--BOOK JACKET.
📒52 Great Bridge Tips ✍ David Bird
📝52 Great Bridge Tips Book Synopsis : With these 52 tips from internationally renowned bridge expert David Bird, even an average player can be transformed into a feared opponent at the next bridge party. In a challenging game of bridge, the difference between winning and losing hands comes down to knowledge and timing, rather than the luck of the draw. These world-class tips include how to recognize the times to open light and when to bid 6 of a suit. There’s also a host of surefire feints and bluffs, and creative ways to use elimination play to force defenders to open a new suit. They’ll give you insight into the mind games behind the game, so you can enjoy more success—and have more fun—playing bridge.