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SKU: 9780224096256
Author: Travis Elborough

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 368


In 1968 the world s largest antique went to America. But how do you transport a 130-year-old bridge 3,000 miles? And why did Robert P. McCulloch, a multimillionaire oil baron and chainsaw-manufacturing king, buy it? Why did he ship it to a waterless patch of the Arizonan desert? Did he even get the right bridge? To answer these questions, it s necessary to meet a peculiar cast. Fleet Street shysters Revolutionary Radicals Frock-coated industrialists Disneyland designers Thames dockers Guinness Book of Records officials The odd Lord Mayor Bridge-building priests Gun-toting U.S. sheriffs An Apache Indian or two And a fraudster whose greatest trick was to convince the world he ever existed Roll up, then, for the story of one of the strangest events in Anglo-American relations. Curious, clever and sharp, this is history to delight in.
  • Book Name: London Bridge in America
  • Author Name: Book Grocer
  • Product Type: Hardback
  • Date Added to Website: 2021 / 05 / 04
  • Barcode: 9780224096256
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Author: Travis Elborough

Format: Hardback

Number of Pages: 368


In 1968 the world s largest antique went to America. But how do you transport a 130-year-old bridge 3,000 miles? And why did Robert P. McCulloch, a multimillionaire oil baron and chainsaw-manufacturing king, buy it? Why did he ship it to a waterless patch of the Arizonan desert? Did he even get the right bridge? To answer these questions, it s necessary to meet a peculiar cast. Fleet Street shysters Revolutionary Radicals Frock-coated industrialists Disneyland designers Thames dockers Guinness Book of Records officials The odd Lord Mayor Bridge-building priests Gun-toting U.S. sheriffs An Apache Indian or two And a fraudster whose greatest trick was to convince the world he ever existed Roll up, then, for the story of one of the strangest events in Anglo-American relations. Curious, clever and sharp, this is history to delight in.
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