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Author Hiltzik, Michael A.

Title Colossus : Hoover Dam and the making of the American century / Michael Hiltzik.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, 2010.
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 Law Classified  TC557.5.H6 H55 2010    AVAILABLE
Edition First Free Press hardcover edition.
Description xiv, 496 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-474) and index.
Contents Introduction: September 30, 1935: Roosevelt comes to the river -- pt. 1. The sinful river -- The journey of death -- Born of the desert -- Rockwood's gamble -- The Lord's dam site -- pt. 2. The road to Black Canyon -- Hoover steps in -- Battlegrounds -- Hurry-up Crowe -- The silver spike -- The big six -- Ragtown -- Rush job -- The Wobblies' last stand -- Ely's kingdom -- pt. 3. The arch -- The jumbos -- Turning points -- The rising -- The pour -- Reckonings -- The crest -- Legacies.
Summary The author of "Dealers of Lightning" pens an account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the 20th century's most important public works.
Subject Hoover Dam (Ariz. and Nev.) -- History.
Dams -- Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico) -- Design and construction -- History.
ISBN 9781416532163
1416532161