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Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

Michael Hiltzik
Format
Book
Published
New York : Free Press, c2010.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed
Language
English
ISBN
9781416532163, 1416532161, 9781439181584 (ebk.), 1439181586 (ebk.)
Related Resources
Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
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.
Contents
  • Introduction: September 30, 1935: Roosevelt comes to the river
  • 1: The sinful river
  • The journey of death
  • Born of the desert
  • Rockwood's gamble
  • The Lord's dame site
  • 2: The road to black canyon
  • Hoover steps in
  • Battlegrounds
  • Hurry-up Crowe
  • The silver spike
  • The big six
  • Ragtown
  • Rush job
  • The Wobblies' last stand
  • Ely's kingdom
  • 3: The arch
  • The jumbos
  • Turning points
  • The rising
  • The pour
  • Reckonings
  • The crest
  • Legacies.
Description
xiv, 496 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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