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The Hoover Dam
  • Authored by: Rebecca Aldridge
  • From the Series: Building America: Then and Now
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604130695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-069-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 01/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 627
  • Reading Level: Grades 5-8
  • Pages: 120


The Hoover Dam is recognized as one of the seven engineering wonders of the modern world. The construction of this vast dam was an astonishing 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 construction site 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.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Maps. Primary source documents. Chronology and timeline. Glossary. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Rebecca Aldridge has been an editor and writer for more than 12 years. She 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.

Reviews and Awards

"Recommend[ed] for both public and school libraries."

Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Childrens Media

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