First Edition of David McCullough's Acclaimed Second Book; Signed by Him
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Item Number: 14053
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1972.
First edition of the definitive account of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. Octavo, original blue cloth, photographic endpapers. Signed by David McCullough on the title page. Fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears. With map and 33 pages of black-and-white illustrations. A very bright example.
David McCullough is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian award. "What [he] has written is a stupendous narrative about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, with a cast of thousandswhose major characters come alive on the page as authentically, as creatively, as would their fictional counterparts if one had the imagination to dream up such a yarn. Once again, truth is not only stranger than fiction but a hell of a lot more entertaining. Get your hands on The Great Bridge. . . . This is the definitive book on the event. Do not wait for a better try: there won't be any" (Newsday). Indeed, the Los Angeles Times remarked that the "impact of the soaring structure upon the American imagination and American life hasbeen measured with sagacity and style by David McCullough. . . . The Great Bridge is a book so compelling and complete as to be a literary monument, one of the best books I have read in years. McCullough has written that sort of work which brings us to the human center of the past." Listed by Modern Library as one of the greatest English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century.