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The Resource The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Gay Talese

The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Gay Talese

Label
The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Title
The bridge
Title remainder
the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
Statement of responsibility
Gay Talese
Title variation
Building of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge--linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island--was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening of this marvel of human ingenuity and engineering, he chronicled the human drama of its completion--from the construction workers high on the beams to the backroom dealing that displaced whole neighborhoods to make way for the bridge. Now in a new, beautifully packaged edition featuring dozens of breathtaking photos and architectural drawings, The Bridge remains both a riveting narrative of politics and courage and a demonstration of Talese's consummate skills as a reporter and storyteller. His memorable narrative will help celebrate the bridge's fiftieth anniversary and captivate a new generation of readers
Summary
A detailed history of the construction of the longest suspension bridge in the United States, linking Brooklyn and Staten Island, features photos and architectural drawings while detailing all the drama and political maneuvering
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10377318
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Talese, Gay
Dewey number
624.23097472
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TG147.5
LC item number
.T35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suspension bridges
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bridges
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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the building of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge
Label
The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Gay Talese
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn870516970
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781620406663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870516970
Label
The bridge : the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Gay Talese
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn870516970
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xiii, 175 pages
Isbn
9781620406663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870516970

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