New PDF release: Chief Engineer: The Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge

By Erica Wagner

ISBN-10: 1408837781

ISBN-13: 9781408837788

ISBN-10: 1408843773

ISBN-13: 9781408843772

His father conceived of the Brooklyn Bridge, however it used to be Washington Roebling who equipped this iconic feat of human engineering after his father's tragic loss of life. It has stood for greater than one hundred thirty years and is now as a lot part of manhattan because the Statue of Liberty or the Empire kingdom construction. but, as recognisable because the bridge is, its builder is simply too frequently forgotten.

The leader Engineer is a super exam of the lifetime of considered one of America's such a lot distinct engineers. Roebling's adventure as an engineer development bridges within the Union military in the course of the civil battle hasn't ever ahead of been documented, and performed a valuable function within the bridge that hyperlinks Brooklyn and new york. The Brooklyn Bridge took fourteen dramatic years to accomplish, and the non-public tale that lay at the back of that development is informed the following for the 1st time.

The leader Engineer is an interesting portrait of a super and pushed guy, and of the period within which he lived. Meticulously researched, and written with revealing archival fabric only in the near past exposed, together with Washington Roebling's personal memoir that used to be formerly regarded as misplaced to historical past, in The leader Engineer Erica Wagner relates the interesting background of the bridge and its maker.

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