The Great Bridge

The Great Bridge

A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743217378

Category: History

Page: 608

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A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century. Reissue. 10,000 first printing.
Categories: History

Who Built That

Who Built That

Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs Michelle Malkin ... David McCullough, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, op. cit. “When bids for the steel and iron work for the structure were ...

Author: Michelle Malkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501130830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Conservative journalist Malkin provides an eclectic journey of American capitalism, from the colonial period to the Industrial Age to the present, spotlighting little-known "tinkerpreneurs" who achieved their dreams of doing well by doing good. Learn how Paul Revere became America's first tech titan, how famous patent holders Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain championed the nation's unique system of intellectual property rights, and more.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Design and Construction of the Pochuck Quagmire Bridge a Suspension Timber Bridge

Design and Construction of the Pochuck Quagmire Bridge  a Suspension Timber Bridge

The Great Bridge , The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge . Simon & Schuster , New York City . Shapiro , M.J. 1983. A Picture History of The Brooklyn Bridge . Dover Publications , Inc. , New York . Steinman , D.B. 1945.

Author: Tibor Latincsics

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01851106C

Category: Suspension bridges

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Categories: Suspension bridges

Out of the Classroom and into the World

Out of the Classroom and into the World

Chapter 2: “Could We Build a Poem Like a Bridge?” 1. Material for this section is drawn from two ... David McCullough, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972). 5.

Author: Salvatore Vascellaro

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587558

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Bank Street College of Education professor Salvatore Vascellaro is a leading advocate of taking children and teachers into a wider world as the key to improving our struggling schools. Combining practical and theoretical guidance, Out of the Classroom and into the World visits a rich variety of classrooms transformed by innovative field trip curricula—showing how students’ hearts and minds are opened as they discover how a suspension bridge works, what connects them to the people and places of their neighborhood, and as they come to understand the ecosystem of a river by following it to its source. Vascellaro shows, equally, that what teachers can offer children is fueled by their own engagement with the world, and he offers stunning examples of teachers awakened by their direct experiences with the social issues plaguing American society—from the flood-torn areas of New Orleans to the mining areas of West Virginia. Based on the core principles of progressive pedagogy, and the wisdom gained from Vascellaro’s experience as a teacher, school administrator, and teacher educator, Out of the Classroom and into the World is a direct retort to test scores and standards as adequate measures of teaching and learning—an inspiring call and major new resource for anyone interested in reinvigorating America’s classrooms.
Categories: Education

Secret Engineer How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge

Secret Engineer  How Emily Roebling Built the Brooklyn Bridge

McCullough,TheGreat Bridge:David. The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. TheSteinman,BuildersD.of B.the Bridge: The Story of John Roebling and His Son. Weigold,Silent Builder:MarilynEmilyE.

Author: Rachel Dougherty

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 9781250246356

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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On a warm spring day in 1883, a woman rode across the Brooklyn Bridge with a rooster on her lap. It was the first trip across an engineering marvel that had taken nearly fourteen years to construct. The woman's husband was the chief engineer, and he knew all about the dangerous new technique involved. The woman insisted she learn as well. When he fell ill mid-construction, her knowledge came in handy. She supervised every aspect of the project while he was bedridden, and she continued to learn about things only men were supposed to know: math, science, engineering. Women weren't supposed to be engineers. But this woman insisted she could do it all, and her hard work helped to create one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. This is the story of Emily Roebling, the secret engineer behind the Brooklyn Bridge, from author-illustrator Rachel Dougherty.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Bridges

Bridges

BRIDGE. 1883–1903. Crossing East River, Brooklyn–Manhattan, New York Designer/Engineer John A. Roebling Completed 1883 ... McCullough in his authoritative account, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Author: Judith Dupré

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316473804

Category: Architecture

Page: 176

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From New York Times best-selling author Judith Dupréomes a revised and updated edition of Bridges, her magnificent chronological tour of the world's most significant and eye-popping spans. Covering thousands of years of architectural history, each bridge is gorgeously photographed "elevating the landmarks from mode of transportation to works of art" (Bustle). Technological advances, structural daring, and artistic vision have propelled the evolution of bridge design around the world. This visual history of the world's landmark bridges has been thoroughly revised andupdated since its initial publication twenty-five years ago, and now showcases well-known classics as well as modern innovators. Bridges featured include: The Brooklyn Bridge (New York) Dany and-Kunshan Grand Bridge (China) Gateshead Millennium Bridge (England) The Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco) Zakim Bridge (Boston) Including all-new photographs and the latest cutting edgework from today's international superstars of architecture and engineering, Bridges covers two-thousand years of technological and aesthetic triumphs, making it the most thorough, authoritative, and gorgeous book on the subject-as dramatic in presentation as the structures it celebrates. Breathtaking photographs capture the bridges' details as well as their monumental scale; architectural drawings and plans invite you behind the scenes as new bridges take shape; and lively commentary on each structure explores its importance and places it in historical context. Throughout, informative profiles, features, and statistics make Bridges an invaluable reference as well as a visual feast.
Categories: Architecture

Technical Innovation in American History An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology 3 volumes

Technical Innovation in American History  An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology  3 volumes

They determined that the Brooklyn Bridge could withstand winds because its open truss structure supports the deck, which makes the bridge aerodynamic. ... The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690942

Category: History

Page: 1082

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From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content
Categories: History

The Art of the Documentary

The Art of the Documentary

McCullough's book, The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge, is very different from the film. How did you find a cinematic structure for the story? Ken came up with the idea that we would tell this story ...

Author: Megan Cunningham

Publisher: New Riders

ISBN: 9780133764987

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 408

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Documentary filmmaking is a powerful and vital element to our society, and those who are responsible for bringing real stories and issues to a creative medium often have an uncanny ability to make a deep connection to us with their art. Legendary directors and cinematographers such as the Maysles brothers, D.A. Pennabaker & Chris Hegedus, Errol Morris, or Ken Burns have vividly made their marks in recent decades and continue to inspire those who enter the field. Inexpensive video camera equipment and video editing software have helped fuel a new wave of truth-tellers, bringing the tools of the craft within reach of amateurs and students, as well as independent journalists and filmmakers on a budget. In The Art of the Documentary, the directors, editors, cinematographers, and producers behind today's most thought-provoking nonfiction films reveal the thought processes, methods, and collaborations that have guided their efforts- from project conception to developing, producing, shooting, editing, and releasing some of the finest documentary films of recent decades. This richly illustrated volume, which will appeal to professional and aspiring filmmakers, as well as documentary enthusiasts, features conversations with directors, cinematographers, editors, and producers, including Ken Burns (The Civil War, Jazz, Baseball), director/cinematographer D A Pennebaker (Dont Look Back, The War Room), director/cinematographer Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Grey Gardens), director Errol Morris (The Fog of War, The Thin Blue Line), director Chris Hegedus (Startup.com, Down from the Mountain), editor Larry Silk (Pumping Iron, Wild Man Blues), cinematographer Buddy Squires (The Civil War, Ram Dass, Fierce Grace), director/producer Lauren Lazin (Tupac: Resurrection, Journey of Dr. Dre), editor/director Paula Heredia (The Vagina Monologues, In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01), director/cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Fahrenheit 9/11, Innocent Until Proven Guilty), editor Geof Bartz (Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth, He's Having a Baby), Sheila Nevins, President of HBO Documentaries and HBO Family, Alison Bourke, executive producer for IFC, Cara Mertes, executive producer at PBS for the POV series, Frazer Pennebaker, producer. And with contributions by: Carol Dysinger, film editor and professor, NYU Film School, and Haskell Wexler, cinematographer. A Note About the Second Edition: In this edition of the book, we have included the original full interviews of the producers that did not appear in the first edition. Those producers include Sheila Nevins, Lauren Lazin, Alison Palmer Bourke, Cara Mertes, and Frazer Pennebaker. The interviews of the directors, cinematographers and editors have been left in tact and are included as they appeared in the first edition. The filmographies of each interviewee have been updated to include recent works.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero 2 volumes

Historic Sites and Landmarks that Shaped America  From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero  2 volumes

The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983. Shapiro, Mary J. A Picture History of the Brooklyn Bridge. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications, 1983. BRYAN, WILLIAM JENNINGS See ...

Author: Mitchell Newton-Matza

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610697507

Category: Architecture

Page: 810

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Exploring the significance of places that built our cultural past, this guide is a lens into historical sites spanning the entire history of the United States, from Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero. • Covers locations across the entire United States • Includes photographs, illustrations, and sidebars • Serves as both an educational and research tool
Categories: Architecture

Material Culture

Material Culture

Plowden , Bridges , The Spans of North America ( New York : Viking , 1974 ) ; McCullough , The Great Bridge : The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge ( New York : Simon and Schuster , 1972 ) ; Stilgoe , Metropolitan ...

Author: Kenneth L. Ames

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000011769142

Category: Industries

Page: 224

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Categories: Industries