Crossing The Hudson

Author: Donald E. Wolf
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813547083
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Before the American Revolution not a single Hudson River bridge or tunnel had been built. It wasn't until Americans looked to the land in the fight for independence that the importance of crossing the river efficiently became a subject of serious interest, especially militarily. Crossing the Hudson reveals the often multileveled stories of the river's bridges and tunnels, from timber arch and truss bridges on stone piers to long-span suspension and cantilevered bridges, railroad tunnels, and improvements in iron and steel technology, providing a history of where, why, when, and how these structures were bui

Bridges Over The Delaware River

Author: Frank T. Dale
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813532134
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A lively history of thirty-five historic bridges crossing the Delaware River.

Politics Across The Hudson

Author: Philip Mark Plotch
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813572525
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Politics Across the Hudson offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning for the new Tappan Zee Bridge, now named for Governor Mario M. Cuomo, revealing valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies. Drawing on his own extensive experience in planning megaprojects, more than one hundred exclusive interviews with key figures (including three governors), and extensive research into government records, Philip Plotch tells the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of high-stakes battles between powerful players in the public, private, and civic sectors.

Big Dams And Other Dreams

Author: Donald E. Wolf
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806128535
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Explores the businesses and personalities responsible for the construction of the Hoover, Bonneville, and Grand Coulee dams

Crossing Under The Hudson

Author: Angus K. Gillespie
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813550033
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Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey--the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the building of the tunnels, introduces readers to the people who worked there--then and now--and places the structures into a meaningful cultural context with the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels, engineering marvels of their day, have inspired over the years. Today, when new concerns about global terrorism may trump bouts of simple tunnel tension, Gillespie's Crossing Under the Hudson continues to cast a light at the end of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

Hudson River Bridges

Author: Kathryn W. Burke
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738549866
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The Hudson River Valley, an invaluable connection between New England and the rest of the colonies during the American Revolution, continues to be a major crossroads today. The Hudson River bridges were architectural marvels of their time. The Bear Mountain Bridge was the longest suspension bridge, while the Newburgh Beacon second span was built with a new type of weathering steel. The bridges were constructed during important times in history. The Bear Mountain Bridge was built as the automobile became an integral part in the country's development, and the Mid-Hudson Bridge was built during the Depression. Labor disputes helped develop labor laws, and world wars led to changes in activity on the bridges. Through historical photographs from sources including the New York State Bridge Authority and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Hudson River Bridges documents how these structures remain beautiful testaments to cooperative efforts during trying times in America's history.

The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner
Publisher: Chicken House
ISBN: 1908435488
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When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

Destiny S Waltz

Author: Robert de Warren
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 161897582X
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In a memoir both fascinating and amazing de Warren recounts his life and as a dancer, director, choreographer, choreographer and designer. From Eva Peron, to the Royal Ballet, Shah of Iran to President Ford, amazing twists in a fascinating life.