Colossus : Hoover Dam and the making of the American century (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Colossus : Hoover Dam and the making of the American century

Author: Michael A Hiltzik
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
Summary:
The author of "Dealers of Lightning" pens an account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the 20th century's most important public works.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael A Hiltzik
OCLC Number: 1148618146
Description: 1 online resource (496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps)
Contents: Introduction: September 30, 1935: Roosevelt comes to the river --
pt. 1. The sinful river --
The journey of death --
Born of the desert --
Rockwood's gamble --
The Lord's dam site --
pt. 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 --
pt. 3. The arch --
The jumbos --
Turning points --
The rising --
The pour --
Reckonings --
The crest --
Legacies.
Responsibility: Michael Hiltzik.
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Abstract:

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

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