Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam by Michael Hiltzik. PART 1 of 2.

Author (Photo:Author Unknownwikidata:Q4233718 or not provided Record creator Department of the Interior. Bureau of Reclamation. Engineering and Research Center. (05/18/1981 - 03/04/1988) Title "Truck mounted drill rig used by Six Companies in upper portion of diversion tunnels. Rig is seen in the position in which it approaches heading." Description Scope and content: Photograph from Volume Two of a series of photo albums documenting the construction of Hoover Dam, Boulder City, Nevada. Date 20 April 1932 Current location National Archives and Records Administration Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q518155 NARA's Rocky Mountain Region (Denver) (NRGA), Building 48, Denver Federal Center, West 6th Avenue and Kipling Street, Denver, CO, 80225-0307. ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules http://johnbatchelorshow.com/blog Twitter: @BatchelorShow Colossus: The Turbulent, Thrilling Saga of the Building of Hoover Dam by Michael Hiltzik. PART 1 of 2. As breathtaking today as when it was completed, Hoover Dam ranks among America’s most awe-inspiring, if dubious, achievements. This epic story of the dam—from conception to design to construction—by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik exposes the tremendous hardships and accomplishments of the men on the ground—and in the air—who built the dam and the demonic drive of Frank Crowe, the boss who pushed them beyond endurance. It is a tale of the tremendous will exerted from start to finish, detailing the canny backroom dealings by Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the herculean engineering challenges Crowe faced, and the terrific union strikes by the men who daily fought to beat back the Colorado River. Colossus tells an important part of the story of America’s struggle to pull itself out of the Great Depression by harnessing the power of its population and its natural resources. https://www.amazon.com/dp/141653217X?_encoding=UTF8&isInIframe=0&n=283155&ref_=dp_proddesc_0&s=books&showDetailProductDesc=1#product-description_feature_div

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