7 edition of Building History - The Hoover Dam (Building History) found in the catalog.
June 5, 2003
by Lucent Books
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||96|
The incredible construction story behind the Hoover Dam - a s infrastructure project that now provides water and electricity to millions across the south. 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.
Construction History of Hoover Dam A Brief Overview of Hoover Dam Construction “Hoover Dam” or “Boulder Dam”. Few know that Hoover Dam was originally named Boulder Dam. That’s because the initial planned site was at Boulder Canyon about 10 miles north upriver from where it is now located at Black Canyon. This is a great book that gives the history of the building of Hoover Dam in the early 's. Borrowman does an excellent job of wrapping history in an interesting fictional story. He also gives you a glimpse of what life was like during the depression along with the prejudices of those days/5(58).
Built during the Great Depression, between and , the Hoover Dam—then known as the Boulder Dam—was one of the biggest construction projects of the era. An enormous concrete arched structure, measuring over feet high and 1, feet long, the dam cost 49 million dollars to complete and was responsible for over deaths. I was hooked from the beginning and I found the history of the Hoover Dam to be very interesting. The author does a fabulous job to add some spooky stuff in her writing as well as weaving history into her story and make it all a very interesting read. I highly recommend this series if you enjoy a mixture of paranormal activity with a hint of.
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An engaging oral history of the 31ers who built Hoover Dam and the women who fed them, married them, and shared their lives. Building Hoover Dam is the most intriguing book yet written about one of the modern architectural wonders of the world.4/5.
Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History Of The Great Depression - Kindle edition by Dunar, Andrew J., Mcbride, Dennis. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History Of The Great Depression.5/5(4).
The book presents the fascinating history of the planning and building of the Hoover Dam. I was particularly struck by the descriptions of the working conditions that the workers endured.
While the text appeared to be fairly dense, it was actually a fast by: "Built between andHoover Dam stands as a magnificent tribute to the indomitable will, spirit, and resourcefulness of the American people during the years of the Great Depression. The dramatic story of this great public works endeavor - which put thousands of Americans back to work and resulted in one of the largest dams in the world - embodies hope, danger, politics.
GREAT BOOK. If you like details, this is it. I have been interested in the Hoover Dam since I first saw it in and have always kept an eye out for books and videos on how it was built.
THIS IS THE BEST I have found in 35+ years. Buy it you will not regret. Even if you just look at the photos, there are lots of detailed shots/5(19). History of Hoover Dam. Throughout the late s and into the early s, the American Southwest was rapidly growing and expanding.
Since much of the region is arid, new settlements were constantly looking for water and there were various attempts made to control the Colorado River and use it as a freshwater source for municipal uses and irrigation.
Hoover Dam is as tall as a story building. It was the highest dam in the world when it was completed in Its base is as thick as two football fields are long. Each spillway, designed to let floodwaters pass without harming the dam itself, can handle the volume of water that flows over Niagara Falls.
Hoover Dam was an audacious and courageous undertaking. Built during the Great Depression, the dam would tame the flood-prone Colorado River southeast of Las Vegas―protecting cities and farms, generating cheap electricity to supply power to homes and industry, and providing work for thousands who desperately needed jobs.
Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History of the Great Depression (Twayne's Oral History Series) (No 11) by Andrew J. Dunar and Dennis McBride | Jul 1, out of 5 stars 4. Hoover Dam Historical Collection - A collection of museum items, historic photographs, and news clippings related to Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam 75th Anniversary - Photographs, a video, and media coverage of the Septem event at the dam.
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out of 5 stars Paperback. $ Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam Michael Hiltzik. out of 5 Cited by: The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Building Hoover Dam: An Oral History Of The Great Depression by Andrew J. Dunar, Dennis Mcbride | at Barnes & Noble.
FREE Due to COVID, orders may be : University of Nevada Press. Hoover Dam as the centerpiece of water development is a great foundation for this discussion. Second, the book is a tribute to the many people who died and suffered so Hoover Dam could be built.
I love history books like this that connect the event they’re covering to a sense of the politics, economy, culture, and thinking of the times/5(). Subscribe to my Trivia channel to test your knowledge. General Knowledge History Quiz: Hoover Dam, once known a.
Mostly this book was about the idea of a great american idea in the s to build a colossus dam and to help the people get back to work because of the great in america today it is a national symbol of achievement of the idea of working hard and giving it /5(13).
Via On July 7,construction of the Hoover Dam begins. Over the next five years, a total of 21, men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam of its time, as well as one of the largest manmade structures in the world. Although the dam would take only five.
Andrew J. Dunar and Dennis McBride skillfully interweave eyewitness accounts of the building of Hoover Dam. These stories create the richest existing portrait of the building of Hoover Dam and its tremendous effect on the lives of those involved in its creation: the gritty, sometimes grisly realities of living in cardboard boxes and tents during several of the hottest Southern Nevada.
Construction began in January on a long-planned Hoover Dam Bypass Project, and in October a concrete arch bridge with a 1,foot (metre) span—the longest in North America for that type of bridge—opened for through traffic within view of Hoover Dam.
The old road along the crest is reserved for use by visitors to the dam. The Origins of Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam was built to achieve four main goals; alleviate flooding along the Colorado River, provide a man-made lake for storage water, control the amount of silt flowing down the river, and provide electrical power for the growing southwest.
Six Companies Inc. of San Francisco was awarded the contract to build the. Having driven the old road around and through and across Hoover Dam, this book is a wonderful glimpse of hard working men and engineering.
Visit the Boulder Dam hotel and you can envision "Big Red" and all the work that took place in building the dam. Man can achieve great things/5(4). ARC Identifier / Local Identifier Explains the overwhelming need to control and regulate the raging waters of the Colorado River; the pass.
Originally called Boulder Dam, the Hoover Dam straddles the border of Arizona and Nevada. Construction began in and was completed two years later.
Built.Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and was constructed between and during the Great Depression and was dedicated on Septemby President Franklin D. construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of .