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As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America's greatest achievements. The story of its conception, design, and construction is the story of the United States at a unique moment in history: when facing both a global economic crisis and the implacable elements of nature, we prevailed.

The United States after Hoover Dam was a different country from the one that began to build it, going from the glorification of individual effort to the value of shared enterprise and communal support. The dam became the physical embodiment of this change. A remote regional construction project transformed from a Republican afterthought into a New Deal symbol of national pride.

Hoover Dam went on to shape not only the American West but the American century. Michael Hiltzik populates the epic tale of the dam's construction with larger-than-life characters, such as Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, William Mulholland, and the dam's egomaniacal architect, Frank Crowe. Shedding real light on a one-of-a-kind moment in twentieth-century American history, Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and a gift for unforgettable storytelling in a book that is bound to become a classic in its genre.

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In this definitive account, Los Angeles Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik shares the epic story of Hoover Dam's construction and its tremendous—and continuing—impact on the United States.

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Patrick F. McManus has written twelve books and two plays. There are nearly two million copies of his books in print, including his bestselling "They Shoot Canoes Don't They?"; "The Night The Bear Ate Goombaw"; and "A Fine and Pleasant Mystery," He divides his time between Spokane, Washington, and Idaho.

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Mark Mowrey, December 17, 2012 (view all comments by Mark Mowrey)
To listen to this reading by Norman Dietz is to be drawn in to an utterly absorbing experience. The uninitiated will certainly learn many things that will astound them. Did you know, for example, that the creation of Lake Mead behind the Hoover Dam actually caused earthquakes? Did you also know that some of the greatest industrial enterprises in the United States got their start with the construction of the Hoover Dam? If you will listen carefully, you will learn the answers to questions that never ever occurred to you. A fascinating look at the fuller meaning behind water rights, race relations, labor organizing, and a thousand other things. If you appreciate skillful writing, you will like this book. If you enjoy good storytelling, you will love this recording.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400166787
Author:
Hiltzik, Michael A.
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Dietz, Norman
Read:
Dietz, Norman
Narrated:
Dietz, Norman
Author:
Dietz, Norman
Author:
Hiltzik, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
United States - State & Local - West
Subject:
Civil - Dams & Reservoirs
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
MP3 (Audio coding standard)
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb
Media Run Time:
080

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