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Colossus

Hoover Dam and the making of the American century

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An edition of Colossus (2010)

Colossus

Hoover Dam and the making of the American century

1st Free Press hardcover ed.
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The definitive account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the the 20th century's most consequential public works.

"As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America’s most awe-inspiring, if dubious, achievements. This epic story of the dam—from conception to design to construction—by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik exposes the tremendous hardships and accomplishments of the men on the ground—and in the air—who built the dam and the demonic drive of Frank Crowe, the boss who pushed them beyond endurance. It is a tale of the tremendous will exerted from start to finish, detailing the canny backroom dealings by Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the herculean engineering challenges Crowe faced, and the terrific union strikes by the men who daily fought to beat back the Colorado River. Colossus tells an important part of the story of America’s struggle to pull itself out of the Great Depression by harnessing the power of its population and its natural resources."--Back cover.

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Colossus: the turbulent, thrilling saga of the building of Hoover Dam
2011, Free Press
in English - 1st Free Press trade pbk. ed.
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Colossus: Hoover Dam and the making of the American century
2010, Free Press
in English - 1st Free Press hardcover ed.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 466-474) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
627/.820979313
Library of Congress
TC557.5.H6 H55 2010, TC557.5.H6H55 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
496 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
496

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24419120M
Internet Archive
colossushooverda0000hilt
ISBN 13
9781416532163, 9781439181584
LCCN
2009033833

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