The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge [NOOK Book]

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With a new preface and afterword by the author and drawings by Lili Rethi.

Towards the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island with New Jersey-was completed. It remains an engineering marvel almost forty years later-at 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. Gay Talese, then...
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The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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Overview

With a new preface and afterword by the author and drawings by Lili Rethi.

Towards the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island with New Jersey-was completed. It remains an engineering marvel almost forty years later-at 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United States and the sixth longest in the world. Gay Talese, then early in his career at the New York Times, closely followed the construction, and soon after the opening his book The Bridge appeared. Never before in paperback, it remains both a riveting human drama of politics and courage, and a demonstration of Talese's consummate skills as a reporter and storyteller. His memorable narrative-accompanied, as then, by the astonishingly beautiful working drawings of Lili Rethi-will now captivate a new generation of readers.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Mr. Talese has written a vivid, highly readable story of the building of the bridge. He has described movingly the people caught up in the project—the engineers, the workers, the displaced, and he sees the bridge as a human rather than a mechanical achievement . . . imparting drama and romance to this bridge-building story." —The New York Times Book Review

"This book has the charm of Max Miller's I Cover the Waterfront and the precision of Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon." —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Only a writer in love with his subject could have produced so charming a narrative about a bridge. There are many stories within the story of The Bridge. All are worth reading." —Houston Post

"Talese tells warm, funny, and tragic stories of men, women, steel, and concrete. This book is fine reading." —Denver Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802719133
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/26/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 338,479
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Gay Talese
Gay Talese is a journalist and international best-selling author whose works include The Bridge (Walker & Company 2003), The Kingdom and the Power, Honor Thy Father, Thy Neighbors Wife, and Unto the Sons. Currently at work on the follow-up to Unto the Sons, he lives in New York City and Ocean City, New Jersey.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Not what I expected.....

    Book is more about the men who worked on the bridge, rather than the bridge itself, however I found parts to be very interesting. The scanning, thiugh, is terrible and made parts if this book hard to read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2012

    Poor editing

    I share others' thoughts ... book is about the people rather than the bridge and whoever did the scanning for the eBook did a terrible review job! You can't change the font style or size. It's a quick read, once you figure out that "Alackinac" means "Mackinac" and "Airs." means "Mrs." There were a few sentences I never did figure out ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    A Somewhere Bridge

    If you can get past the glitches caused by what must have been optical scanning of an existing text format, this book will give you new respect for bridges & those who build them. I think Talese wants to remind us how much we take these skills & their attendant risks for granted. -- catwak

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Poor quality ebook

    Many errors and font cant be changed makes for an extremely poor ebook experience

    Book itself is ok, but rather shallow and has little information about the bridge itself or its construction• mostly just stories about some of the workers on it and a few of the people displaced by its construction

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