London Bridge in America – Travis Elborough

London Bridge in America - Travis Elborough

Tytuł:London Bridge in America: The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing

Autor:Travis Elborough

ISBN:9780099565765

Wydawnictwo:Vintage

Rok wydania:2014

Typ okładki:miękka

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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 existed

Roll 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.