Life and Death at Hoover Dam

Life and Death at Hoover Dam

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Life and Death at Hoover Dam by Jerry Borrowman

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. 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, thus creating the largest man-made like 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 inside the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984383603
Publisher: Black Canyon Press
Publication date: 10/28/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

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