Colossus : Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century (Hardcover) - Hiltzik, Michael

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The author of "Dealers of Lightning" pens the definitive account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the the 20th century''s most consequential public works.

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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Mfg Part# 9781416532163
SKU 212942412
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1416532161
Release Date 6/1/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Praise
"...Michael Hiltzik's COLOSSUS, about the construction of the Hoover Dam, is a welcome reminder of the engineering genius that built America...Mr. Hiltzik clearly explains the technological and physical difficulties posed by the dam project, but he also fixes the endeavor in its time and captures the personalities of the people involved....The author is at his best in a masterly portrayal of Frank Crowe, the central figure in the dam's construction."
From the Publisher
Editors Note The definitive account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the the twentieth century's most consequential public works.
Annotation Historian Michael Hiltzick provides a compelling and comprehensive account of one of the great public construction projects of 20th-century America: the construction of the great Hoover Dam. Hiltzick examines great achievements in design and construction, as well as their high cost--including the loss of human lives--the likes of which America may never see again.
Annotation 2 Historian Michael Hiltzick provides a compelling and comprehensive account of one of the great public construction projects of 20th-century America: the construction of the great Hoover Dam. Hiltzick examines great achievements in design and construction, as well as their high cost--including the loss of human lives--the likes of which America may never see again.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0496
Publisher Free Press
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