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Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

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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.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook] : Tantor, 2012.
ISBN: 9781400196784
1400196787
Characteristics: 1 sound file (18 hr., 57 min., 24 sec.) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Dietz, Norman
Contents: Introduction: September 30, 1935: Roosevelt comes to the river
1: The sinful river
The journey of death
Born of the desert
Rockwood's gamble
The Lord's dame site
2: The road to black canyon
Hoover steps in
Battlegrounds
Hurry-up Crowe
The silver spike
The big six
Ragtown
Rush job
The Wobblies' last stand
Ely's kingdom
3: The arch
The jumbos
Turning points
The rising
The pour
Reckonings
The crest
Legacies.
Summary: 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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