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Golden Gate

Author : Felix Riesenberg
ISBN : UVA:X000957606
Genre : Harbors
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Category: Harbors

Within The Golden Gate

Author : Laura Ann Young Pinney
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124454286
Genre : San Francisco Bay (Calif.)
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Category: San Francisco Bay (Calif.)

Building The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Harvey Schwartz
ISBN : 9780295806204
Genre : History
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Silver Award Winner, 2016 Nautilus Book Award in Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction Moving beyond the familiar accounts of politics and the achievements of celebrity engineers and designers, Building the Golden Gate Bridge is the first book to primarily feature the voices of the workers themselves. This is the story of survivors who vividly recall the hardships, hazards, and victories of constructing the landmark span during the Great Depression. Labor historian Harvey Schwartz has compiled oral histories of nine workers who helped build the celebrated bridge. Their powerful recollections chronicle the technical details of construction, the grueling physical conditions they endured, the small pleasures they enjoyed, and the gruesome accidents some workers suffered. The result is an evocation of working-class life and culture in a bygone era. Most of the bridge builders were men of European descent, many of them the sons of immigrants. Schwartz also interviewed women: two nurses who cared for the injured and tolerated their antics, the wife of one 1930s builder, and an African American ironworker who toiled on the bridge in later years. These powerful stories are accompanied by stunning photographs of the bridge under construction. An homage to both the American worker and the quintessential San Francisco landmark, Building the Golden Gate Bridge expands our understanding of Depression-era labor and California history and makes a unique contribution to the literature of this iconic span.
Category: History

Building The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Alicia Z. Klepeis
ISBN : 9781502629647
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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There were people who said that a bridge across the Golden Gate Straight could not be done. The bridge would need to be more than one mile (1.6 kilometers) long and be built over rushing waters. Readers will learn about how the difficulties presented by the geography of the Bay Area were overcome and the then longest suspension bridge in the United States was finished in just four years.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Crook Who Crossed The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Steve Brezenoff
ISBN : 9781434227706
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Jimmy "Gum" Shoo and his friends go on a field trip to San Francisco, and track down a pickpocket as they visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Alcatraz prison.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Jeffrey Zuehlke
ISBN : 9780761350125
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Guess how many vehicles drive across the Golden Gate Bridge each year?
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Golden Gate

Author : Alistair MacLean
ISBN : 9780007289295
Genre : Fiction
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A tense and nerve-shattering classic from the highly acclaimed masster of action and suspense.
Category: Fiction

The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : James Barter
ISBN : 1560068566
Genre : History
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Overview of the planning, engineering and construction of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, considered to be one of the seven wonders of the world.
Category: History

The City Of The Golden Gate

Author : Samuel Williams
ISBN : NYPL:33433081780078
Genre : San Francisco (Calif.)
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Category: San Francisco (Calif.)

Engineering The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Kate Conley
ISBN : 1641852542
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Golden Gate Bridge, spanning San Francisco Bay in California, has become an iconic symbol of the city of San Francisco. Engineering the Golden Gate Bridge discusses its designer, Joseph Strauss, examines how workers constructed the mammoth bridge, and explores the structure's lasting impact. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Verdi At The Golden Gate

Author : George Martin
ISBN : 0520913426
Genre : Music
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Opera is a fragile, complex art, but it flourished extravagantly in San Francisco during the Gold Rush years, a time when daily life in the city was filled with gambling, duels, murder, and suicide. In the history of the United States there has never been a rougher town than Gold Rush San Francisco, yet there has never been a greater frenzy for opera than developed there in these exciting years. How did this madness for opera take root and grow? Why did the audience's generally drunken, brawling behavior gradually improve? How and why did Verdi emerge as the city's favorite composer? These are the intriguing themes of George Martin's enlightening and wonderfully entertaining story. Among the incidents recounted are the fist fight that stopped an opera performance and ended in a fatal duel; and the brothel madam who, by sitting in the wrong row of a theater, caused a fracas that resulted in the formation of the Vigilantes of 1856. Martin weaves together meticulously gathered social, political, and musical facts to create this lively cultural history. His study contributes to a new understanding of urban culture in the Jacksonian–Manifest Destiny eras, and of the role of opera in cities during this time, especially in the American West. Over it all soars Verdi's somber, romantic music, capturing the melancholy, the feverish joy, and the idealism of his listeners.
Category: Music

Black Death At The Golden Gate The Race To Save America From The Bubonic Plague

Author : David K. Randall
ISBN : 9780393609462
Genre : History
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A spine-chilling saga of virulent racism, human folly, and the ultimate triumph of scientific progress. For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn’t noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin—a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide. To local press, railroad barons, and elected officials, such a possibility was inconceivable—or inconvenient. As they mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, ending the career of one of the most brilliant scientists in the nation in the process, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save a city that refused to be rescued. Spearheading a relentless crusade for sanitation, Blue and his men patrolled the squalid streets of fast-growing San Francisco, examined gory black buboes, and dissected diseased rats that put the fate of the entire country at risk. In the tradition of Erik Larson and Steven Johnson, Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue’s race to understand the disease and contain its spread—the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.
Category: History

Through The Golden Gate San Francisco 1769 1937

Author : Catherine Coffin Phillips
ISBN : 9783849650681
Genre : History
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California's name was associated with stories of romance and adventure as far back in history as the year 1510. Among those who heard and half believed the romantic tale was Hernando Cortes. By the year 1521 he had conquered the Aztecs of Mexico and forced them to become the subjects of Spain. He was now looking over the western seas for new worlds to conquer. He firmly believed that somewhere in the direction ascribed to California there was a rich and prosperous country. But there were many more who sailed through the Golden Gate in the early years. This book gives an account of their fate and success.
Category: History

The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Ernest Cromwell Mensch
ISBN : UCAL:$B27924
Genre : Bridges
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Category: Bridges

The Brooklyn Bridge And The Golden Gate Bridge

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
ISBN : 1507535104
Genre : History
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*Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the bridges' construction written by those who worked on the projects *Includes bibliographies for further reading *Includes a table of contents "[A] perpetual monument that will make this city's name ring around the world and renew the magical fame which the Golden Gate enjoyed in the days of '49." - S.F. Examiner editorial, March 24, 1925 New York City has countless landmarks and tourist spots, but few are as old or as associated with the city as the Brooklyn Bridge, the giant suspension bridge that spans nearly 1,600 feet as it connects lower Manhattan to Brooklyn. Indeed, the bridge is so old that Manhattan and Brooklyn represented the largest and third largest cities in America at the time of its construction, and the East River posed a formidable enough challenge that taking a ferry across could be dangerous. Originally known as the New York and Brooklyn Bridge and then later as the East River Bridge, the iconic bridge wasn't formally dubbed the Brooklyn Bridge until about 30 years after it was completed in the early 1880s. As the first steel suspension bridge built in America, it represented an enormous engineering feat that claimed the lives of several workers, including its original designer, but by the time it was finished, the Brooklyn Bridge towered nearly 300 feet above the water at over 80 feet wide. With those dimensions, it was over 50% larger than any suspension bridge to date. From its inception, the Brooklyn Bridge has been celebrated as one of the things that makes New York City unique. President Chester Arthur attended its opening, and P.T. Barnum famously walked Jumbo the Elephant across the bridge as a publicity stunt. Yet despite its age and the fact that so many contemporary bridges have fallen into disrepair or were destroyed, the Brooklyn Bridge continues to be not just an instantly identifiable landmark in New York City but also a crucially valuable one that is still used by thousands of people a day. Likewise, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is one of the modern world's engineering marvels. The giant suspension bridge spans the San Francisco Bay, with a length of over 1.5 miles, a height of nearly 750 feet, and a width of around 100 feet. While it is a beautiful and instantly recognizable landmark, the Golden Gate Bridge was also a very practical one born of necessity. After the California Gold Rush helped turn San Francisco into a destination site, connecting people on both sides of the beautiful Golden Gate Strait became vitally important. There was a consistent ferry service in the area, but the advent of automobiles made a bridge even more imperative. At the same time, no one in the world had ever successfully built a bridge as long as this one would be, and indeed, no one else would for another three decades after the Golden Gate Bridge opened. Given its size, it should come as little surprise that the Golden Gate Bridge was one of the most ambitious and expensive projects of its age. Indeed, it would take nearly 20 years from the time the bridge was proposed to its grand opening, and it cost hundreds of millions of dollars (the equivalent of several billion today). When it finally opened in 1937, Joseph Strauss, the man most responsible for the bridge, remarked, "This bridge needs neither praise, eulogy nor encomium. It speaks for itself. We who have labored long are grateful. What Nature rent asunder long ago, man has joined today." The Brooklyn Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge: The History of America's Most Famous Bridges chronicles the story of how one of America's most famous bridges was built. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Golden Gate Bridge like never before, in no time at all.
Category: History