Great Bridge by David McCullough

This book is a detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most significant and iconic landmarks in New York City. It provides an in-depth look at the political, architectural, and personal challenges faced during its 14-year construction period in the late 19th century. The narrative also explores the lives of the Roebling family, who were the chief engineers and designers of the bridge, along with the societal changes and technological advancements of the era.

The 2486th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 149

Since this book was first published in 1972, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 149.0.

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