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The Great Bridge by David McCullough
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Aug 05, 11

Read in April, 2011

Put simply, David McCullough could make reading about grass growing sound like a fascinating and profound topic. The Great Bridge is the first book of his that I have read, and I am interested in reading more--when I can devote proper time to getting through another of his tomes.

The book chronicles the entire history of the Brooklyn Bridge, from the history of suspension bridges to the backgrounds of the architects and engineers to the political machines on the board of the bridge... all that, in addition to the actual construction. But as I said above, McCullough writes in great detail about each of these topics in such a way that is interesting and that the reader comes away with a real knowledge of the topic.

Great, great read.
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