The Bridge

The Bridge

by Peter J. Tomasi and Sara DuVall

Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 17/04/2018

  $21.22

More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City—and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.


The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians—an unusual position for a woman to take on at the time.


In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings—based on intellectual equality and mutual support—that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.

ISBN:
9781683352426
9781683352426
Category:
Biography: science
Format:
Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout), Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
17-04-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams
Peter J. Tomasi

Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his current work on Superman and previous projects Batman & Robin, Superman/Wonder Woman, Batman: Detective Comics and Batman: Arkham Knight, along with other commercially successful books such as Green Lantern Corps, Brightest Day, Emerald Warriors and Nightwing.

Over the course of his career with DC Comics - more than two decades of hit books - Peter served as a group editor, ushering in new eras for Batman, Green Lantern and the JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come.

Peter also is the author of the creator-owned books Light Brigade (Dark Horse) with artist Peter Snejbjerg, The Mighty (Dark Horse) with Keith Champagne and artists Peter Snejbjerg and Chris Samnee and the critically acclaimed horror/drama series House of Penance (Dark Horse) with artist Ian Bertram.

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