The Hoover Dam by Rebecca Aldridge

The Hoover Dam

Written by Rebecca Aldridge
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Part of the Building America: Then and Now Series


The Hoover Dam by Rebecca Aldridge

The Hoover Dam is recognized as one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. The construction of this behemoth dam - the inspiration of one Arthur Powell Davis - was an incredible feat on many levels. Years-long political disputes had to be settled. Individuals and companies in the engineering and construction realms had to bond together to form a single company capable of taking on such a groundbreaking project. Thousands of workers from around the country flocked to the project to flee the poverty of the Great Depression. Roads, houses, and electricity had to be built and installed in the untouched environment of Black Canyon. Then, with almost unbelievable speed, the Hoover Dam rose from the dry dust of the western United States to become one of the most incredible engineering accomplishments in history.


...tightly focused, offering a detailed picture of the construction of the projects by concentrating on the people who were involved...Middle schoolers will find plenty of history...attractive choices for reading assignments. -School Library Journal

About the Author

Rebecca Aldridge has been an editor and writer for more than 12 years and has written nonfiction children's books on Thomas Jefferson, Italian immigrants in America, and the Titanic. As an editor, she has had input on more than 50 children's books covering such diverse topics as breast cancer, vegetarianism, and tattooing and body piercing. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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120 pages


Rebecca Aldridge
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Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

15th February 2009



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