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'A Tale of Two Rivers' Bibliography

Barry, John, Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America (Simon & Schuster, 1997)

Cowdrey, Albert E., Land's End: A History of the New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1977)

Hosmer, Helen, "Triumph and Failure in the Imperial Valley," in The Grand Colorado, ed., T.H. Watkins (American West Publishing, 1969)

Percy, W.A., Lanterns on the Levee: Recollections of a Planter's Son (Knopf, 1941)

Mills, Gary B., Of Men and Rivers: The Story of the Vicksburg District (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1977)

Smith, Richard Norton, An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Hebert Hoover (Simon & Schuster, 1984)

Stevens, Joseph E., Hoover Dam: An American Adventure (University of Oklahoma Press, 1988)

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'Electric Nation' Bibliography

Friedel, Robert, and Israel, Paul, Edison's Electric Light: and Biography of an Invention (Rutgers University Press, 1986)

Hughes, Thomas P., American Genesis (Viking Penguin, 1989)

Platt, Harold, The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area (University of Chicago Press, 1991)

McCraw, Thomas K., TVA and the Power Fight, 1933-1939 (Lippincott, 1971)

Morgan, Arthur, The Making of the TVA (Prometheus Books, 1974)

Talbert, Roy, Jr., FDR's Utopian: Arthur Morgan of the TVA (University of Mississippi Press, 1987)

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'Bridging New York' Bibliography

Billington, David, The Tower and the Bridge: The New Art of Structural Engineering (Basic Books, 1983)

Doig, Jameson W., Empire on the Hudson: Entrepreneurial Vision and Political Power at the Port of New York Authority (Columbia University Press, 2000)

Jackson, Donald C., Great American Bridges and Dams (The Preservation Press, 1988)

Petroski, Henry, Engineers of Dreams: Great Brudge Builders and the Spanning of America (Knopf, 1995)

Rastorfer, Darl, Six Bridges: The Legacy of Othmar H. Ammann (Yale University Press, 2000)

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'The Big Dig' Bibliography

Hughes, Thomas P., Rescuing Prometheus (Pantheon, 1998)

Luberoff, David, MegaProject: A Political History of Boston's Multibillion Dollar Artery/Tunnel Project (revised edition, Harvard University Press, April 1996)

Lupo, Alan, et al., Rites of Way: The Politics of Transportation in Boston and the U.S. City (Little Brown, 1971)

Patton, Phil, Open Road (Simon & Schuster, 1986)

Krieger, Alex, et al., Mapping Boston (Muriel G. and Norman B. Levanthal Family Foundation, 1999)

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Great Projects: The Building of America





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