London Bridge in America : The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing Paperback
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 existedRoll 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/02/2014
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9780099565765
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