Golden Gate

Golden Gate

The Life and Times of America's Greatest Bridge

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The Golden Gate, a dazzling feat of engineering completed in 1937, is a counterpart to the Statue of Liberty, pronouncing American achievement in an unmistakably American fashion. This is a passionate telling of the history of the bridge, and the rich and peculiar history of the California experience. The Golden Gate is a grand public work, a symbol and a very real bridge, a magnet for both postcard photographs and suicides. In this compact but comprehensive narrative, historian Kevin Starr unfolds the hidden-in-plain-sight meaning of the Golden Gate, putting it in its place among classic works of art.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781596915343
159691534X
9781608193998
Call Number: 624.2309 St287g
Characteristics: 215 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm

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Jul 21, 2018

Suffers from over elaborate language and typical America exceptionalism, could do with a lot more technical detail and illustrations.

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Jan 05, 2011

My husband thinks this is a great book and well-written,

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