The Great Bridge Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Great Bridge is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Couldn't put it down- imagery is as if I was there in the 19th Century watching this 8th Wonder of the World be constructed before my very eyes.
Fascinating and detailed book. A book I I couldn't easily put down!
Excellent writing and historical account of one of our greatest American symbols and engineering accomplishments. The genius of the Roeblings and dedication of the men who built the bridge is awesome and inspirational.
The Great Bridge
An excellent work that gives insight into the building of the Brooklyn Bridge along with lots of information about the historic time period.
A good read
The book is detailed and reminds one how current issues were ever present even during that age. Enjoyed the book and the journey of the bridge and the builders.
Really enjoyed it. The stories within a story are fascinating. As good as The Path between the Seas.
The Great Bridge - Totally Absorbing
This book reads like like a well written novel. I had a difficult time putting it down. The Engineering details, the character descriptions, the political and social interactions and the descriptions of life in Brooklyn and New York in the latter part of the 19th century are amazing. If you need a book on the disciplines and processes of Project Management, from writing a project charter to closing procurements, this is it. I felt like I was in a classroom with the best professor I ever had.
A real stand out for me with this book were the detailed descriptions of the opening ceremonies. Mr. McCullough misses no detail and allows the reader to relive the excitement, pride and sense of accomplishment celebrated that day.
If you want a book that is totally absorbing and inspiring, read The Great Bridge.
Wonderful feel for the political and social times of New York & Brooklyn coupled with the massive undertaking in engineering a bridge that still draws millions of visitors.
The Great Bridge
Read it years ago. Free is a great price for this book. Wonderful story. Well told, as are all of his books. Can't wait to read his book about expatriates in Paris.