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Colossus - Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century

Michael Hiltzik

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Genres:

History

Description:

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. The United States after Hoover Dam was a different country from the one that began to build it, going from the glorification of individual effort to the value of shared enterprise and communal support. The dam became the physical embodiment of this change. A remote regional construction project transformed from a Republican afterthought into a New Deal symbol of national pride. Hoover Dam went on to shape not only the American West but the American century. Michael Hiltzik populates the epic tale of the dam's construction with larger-than-life characters, such as Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, William Mulholland, and the dam's egomaniacal architect, Frank Crowe. Shedding real light on a one-of-a-kind moment in twentieth-century American history, Hiltzik combines exhaustive research, trenchant observation, and a gift for unforgettable storytelling in a book that is bound to become a classic in its genre.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Norman Dietz

Length:

18h 58m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

16:44


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

43:51


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

45:41


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

47:33


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

51:50


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

43:47


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

01:35:19


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

56:21


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

42:44


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

58:09


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

44:00


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

59:34


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

01:33:25


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

56:54


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

46:47


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

48:05


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

44:15


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:08:16


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

52:28


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

52:42


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

01:09:37


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

00:25