by Michael Hiltzik
June 30, 2011 Master storytellers Anthony Doerr and Frederick Reiken explore interrelated lives, while Carlos Eire describes being airlifted out of Cuba. Rick Springfield recalls his life as a pop star, Michael Scott Moore looks at worldwide surfing culture, and Michael Hiltzik recounts the building of Hoover Dam.
The Hoover Dam, says Hiltzik, has a "machine beauty" but still manages to convey a "tremendous elegance."
Simon & Schuster
June 8, 2010 When the Hoover Dam was finished in 1935, it was three times larger than any other dam on the planet. Journalist Michael Hiltzik examines the humongous engineering achievement — including how the Hoover Dam was conceived, designed and built — in a new book, Colossus.
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