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Life and Death at Hoover Dam (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Jerry Borrowman

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HISTORICAL FICTION: It’s 1931 and men are desperate for jobs. A lucky few will get to work in the searing heat of the Nevada desert on the massive Hoover Dam, the single largest public works project in history. Their goal is to tame the mighty Colorado River with a dam that towers sixty stories high from the base of the canyon to the crest of the dam. In doing so they will create the largest man-made lake in the world. Nothing like it has ever been built.
Life and Death at Hoover Dam tells the story of a handful of these men and the sacrifices they endured. From choking on gasoline fumes in 120-degree heat inside the five-stories-tall diversion tunnels to dangling by slender cables from the thousand-foot walls of Black Canyon, they will put their lives at risk. In the end, these men and the 20,000 others who worked on the dam will build a monument that makes possible the palm trees of Los Angeles and the desert oasis of Phoenix. This is the story of their lives—the men who built the matchless Hoover Dam.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 2216 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 256
  • Editore: Black Canyon Press; Second Kindle Edition edizione (18 settembre 2010)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0043M4SHM
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22 di 23 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Ongoing Satisfaction 30 settembre 2010
Di Robert H. Perry - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
Another wonderful few nights experiencing the thoughts and experiences of Jerry Borrowman! What a unique approach to this behemouth of concrete, steel, sweat and blood. (And no, there are no men entombed in the structure of this livlihood protector of the Imperial Valley.)
Jerry has kept to his MO in this book by deftly entwining historical facts and story lines. My father worked on that dam. I never heard him speak of the racism and dark side of that project. I had no idea of the design and construction difficulties that plagued the project nor of the man-hours of struggle against nature during constuction.
I heartily suggest this book as a good read, a quick read and a thoroughly delightful read! I hope you'll enjoy Jerry's latest offering and like me will be looking forward to his next tale.

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16 di 16 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle A very Interesting Book and an Enjoyable Read 28 settembre 2010
Di Reed M. Williams - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
I just finished reading the "Life and Death at Hoover Dam" and found it to be another great story by this author. He has a way of combining historical facts and perspectives with an fascinating story which I always enjoy reading. I felt that the characters were both real and interesting. This story gives good portrayals of the different types of people involved in building the dam would have experienced - from the managers and engineers to the foremans and laborers. Each has their own story to tell and it was nice to read the different points of view. I really appreciated how well the book handled the discrimination that existed in the 1930's. It is an ugly part of our history but it needed to be a part of this story. It was told with compassion and the necessary realism without overwhelming the storyline. After reading this, I have a better understanding of what it took to build this structure - both in terms of the people who built it as well as the engineering marvel it is. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes a good story and maybe too, wants to learn a little American history along the way.
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5.0 su 5 stelle A Great Way to Review Your History 25 settembre 2010
Di Norman Jenson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile|Acquisto verificato
I love historical fiction, particularly when the author pays careful attention to historical accuracy. Life and Death at Hoover Dam is such a book, a rip-roaring tale of the building of the dam that keeps your interest from the first page. But the real treat for me was learning the details of the construction of the dam, it's better than some history books on the details. You feel like you're there watching the work being done.
14 di 17 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
1.0 su 5 stelle Poorly Written 8 settembre 2012
Di S. Dahlgren - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
I am trying very hard to enjoy this book as I really enjoy historical fiction but I've given up on this book. There is too much uninteresting dialogue among the characters that is not well written and too little attention to the facts and details that make the building of the Hoover Dam interesting. Sorry but I just didn't enjoy this book.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Great Story - Not just for history buffs! 3 gennaio 2011
Di Kim Hendricks - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Copertina flessibile
This book does not feel like historical fiction. It is just a great story. The history becomes a backdrop for characters that are real and compelling. I would recommend this to anyone. Jerry is a great story teller and provides characters that you will love and hate. I read this in a few days and could not put it down.

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