Built during the Great Depression, the Hoover Dam still stands as one of the greatest engineering accomplishments in the United States. The story of its construction is the story of men, machinery, and the constant obstacles of an unforgiving environment.
"Explains how architectural decisions were made in response to changing technologies and tastes as the structures were built, destroyed, and rebuilt. She presents additional material in sidebars about the...specific architectural features, and important individuals."
-- School Library Journal (September 2001)
Price: US $34.80