9781416532170

Colossus The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam

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  • ISBN13:

    9781416532170

  • ISBN10:

    141653217X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/3/2011
  • Publisher: Free Press

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Summary

The definitive account of the epic construction of the Hoover Dam, one of the the twentieth century's most consequential public works.

Author Biography

Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has covered business, technology, and public policy for the Los Angeles Times for more than twenty years. His books include The Plot Against Social Security, Dealers of Lightning, and A Death in Kenya. He lives in Southern California.

Table of Contents

Introduction: September 30, 1935: Roosevelt Comes to the Riverp. ix
The Sinful Riverp. 1
The Journey of Deathp. 3
Born of the Desertp. 19
Rockwood's Gamblep. 35
The Lord's Dam Sitep. 52
The Road to Black Canyonp. 71
Hoover Steps Inp. 73
Battlegroundsp. 89
Hurry-Up Crowep. 123
The Silver Spikep. 144
The Big Sixp. 159
Ragtownp. 179
Rush Jobp. 196
The Wobblies' Last Standp. 217
Ely's Kingdomp. 251
The Archp. 271
The Jumbosp. 273
Turning Pointsp. 290
The Risingp. 307
The Pourp. 323
Reckoningsp. 347
The Crestp. 366
Legaciesp. 385
Notesp. 409
Bibliographyp. 466
Acknowledgmentsp. 475
Indexp. 481
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