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Colossus Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century (Hardcover)

Author:  Michael Hiltzik
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 1416532161
ISBN-13: 9781416532163
Sku: 212942412
Publish Date: 6/1/2010
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.5T
Pages:  496
 
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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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.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.

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"...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." - John Steele Gordon 06/05/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0496
Product attributePublisher:   Free Press
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