Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

by Kevin Starr
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Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge by Kevin Starr

Kevin's Starr's Golden Gate is a brilliant and passionate telling of the history of the bridge itself, and a recounting of the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.

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ISBN-13: 9781608193998
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.04(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Kevin Starr is one of America's most celebrated historians. His many books include a magisterial seven-volume history of California ("Monumental."-Atlantic Monthly). He currently teaches at the University of Southern California.

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Golden Gate: The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mr. Starr has a wealth of knowlege about California. He didn't really share much in this small book. He is much more interesting in person.
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Tempo More than 1 year ago
Kevin Starr does an excellent job in framing this great American icon into a wonderful interdisciplinary context.. His descriptions, both detailed and poetic, serve to clearly convey a wonderful understanding and an appreciation of the development of this engineering wonder. I found his categorical (Vision, Politics, Money, Design, etc.) organization through his Table of Contents to be very useful in my understanding of the various aspects of the bridges history. The color photos were also very helpful. A descriptive map would have also been useful. I'm an engineer turned high school teacher and I often teach an Orientation to Engineering class through a study of bridge design. This a work I will recommend highly to my students. I also strongly recommend it to anyone interested in history, specifically the history of California or of Technology and Engineering. It truly is a story of the drama of human achievement.