Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

Author: Harvey Schwartz

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295806204

Category: History

Page: 195

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Silver Award Winner, 2016 Nautilus Book Award in Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction Moving beyond the familiar accounts of politics and the achievements of celebrity engineers and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge is the first book to primarily feature the voices of the workers themselves. This is the story of survivors who vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression. Labor historian Harvey Schwartz has compiled oral histories of nine workers who helped build the celebrated bridge. Their powerful recollections chronicle the technical details of construction, the grueling physical conditions they endured, the small pleasures they enjoyed, and the gruesome accidents some workers suffered. The result is an evocation of working-class life and culture in a bygone era. Most of the bridge builders were men of European descent, many of them the sons of immigrants. Schwartz also interviewed women: two nurses who cared for the injured and tolerated their antics, the wife of one 1930s builder, and an African American ironworker who toiled on the bridge in later years. These powerful stories are accompanied by stunning photographs of the bridge under construction. An homage to both the American worker and the quintessential San Francisco landmark, Building the Golden Gate Bridge expands our understanding of Depression-era labor and California history and makes a unique contribution to the literature of this iconic span.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Author: Tamara L. Britton

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617850349

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 529

An overview of the history and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge

Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge

Author: EJ Knapp

Publisher: Caryatid Publishing

ISBN: 9781452408026

Category: Humor


View: 278

Newly Updated for the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge! From the gigantic shell mounds built by the earliest inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay area to the building of the ‘bridge that couldn’t be built’ and the SEVENTY-FIVE years following its completion, Secrets of the Golden Gate Bridge is a humorous history lesson of one of the greatest wonders of the modern world.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Author: Donald MacDonald

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811863377

Category: Architecture

Page: 130

View: 393

Provides a readable history of the architectural design, construction, and seventy-year lifespan of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as the significance of the icon to the San Francisco Bay area and to the evolution of bridge engineering. 10,000 first printing.

The Photographer's Guide to the Golden Gate Bridge

The Photographer's Guide to the Golden Gate Bridge

Author: Rob Dweck

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780133372892

Category: Photography

Page: 65

View: 953

The Ultimate Guide to Photographing San Francisco's Most Famous Landmark It’s been called the most photographed bridge in the world, but until now there has been no book, guide or reference for photographing the Golden Gate Bridge. The Photographer’s Guide to the Golden Gate Bridge is the ideal guide for photographers of all skill levels who want to make beautiful photographs of the bridge. You’ll find detailed descriptions of over 15 locations, with tips on technique, lens choices, best times to shoot and how to deal with weather. It also includes over 25 photographs to inspire and assist you in getting the best images possible.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

Author: Jeffrey Zuehlke

Publisher: Lerner Digital ™

ISBN: 9781512465280

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 444

Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting for an engaging read aloud experience! The Golden Gate Bridge is an important structure in San Francisco, California. Before this bridge was built, people had to take a ferry across the dangerous stretch of water to get to Marin County. Now they simply drive across. Just how long is the Golden Gate Bridge? And how did workers build this orange structure? Read this book to find out! Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series - part of the Lightning Bolt BooksTM collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt BooksTM bring nonfiction topics to life.