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THE BRIDGE How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York

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THE BRIDGE How The Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York

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An Original Graphic Novel, First Publication. By Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Sara Duvall. This brings to life the construction of New York City's most iconic landmark--with the incredible triumphs and tragedies that went into building the Brooklyn Bridge. After the accidental death of John Augustus Roebling in 1869, it was up to Roebling’s son to complete the massive project. Unfortunately, then HE developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden. His wife, Emily, deftly assumed a key role in the bridge’s construction by becoming her husband’s eyes and ears at the work site, skillfully navigating work crews who now had to answer to a woman, contractors, a hostile press, and a greedy city politician.

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This brings to life the construction of New York City's most iconic landmark--with the incredible triumphs and tragedies that went into building the Brooklyn Bridge. After the accidental death of John Augustus Roebling in 1869, it was up to Roebling’s son to complete the massive project. Unfortunately, then HE developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden. His wife, Emily, deftly assumed a key role in the bridge’s construction by becoming her husband’s eyes and ears at the work site, skillfully navigating work crews who now had to answer to a woman, contractors, a hostile press, and a greedy city politician.

All were looking to take credit for the magnificent bridge slowly making its way across the East River. Through it all, the Roeblings persisted, rising above every obstacle to build the great bridge that connects Brooklyn and New York.

    “With just the right balance of history and drama, this very well-done work keeps readers intrigued right to the end… Highly recommended.”
     — Library Journal, Starred Review

    “The Brooklyn Bridge is as much a feat of engineering as it is a familiar sight, as this graphic novel by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall reminds us.”
      — New York Magazine

    “The Bridge meticulously depicts the enormity of the project, from meeting room intrigues to the sometimes perilous construction site...Mr. Tomasi and Ms. DuVall
      capture many historic moments.” — The New York Times

    “Rather than being a story of a singular genius overcoming adversity, the book is a paean to collaboration. Iconic structures often have fascinating stories behind
     them, but rarely do the tellings emphasize the human as this one does.” — Publishers Weekly

    “Engrossing and surprising.” — Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, Kingsmen: Secret Service

    “Tomasi and DuVall’s The Bridge is an amazing piece of historical non-fiction. Wonderfully written and gorgeously illustrated. Full of heart and hope.”
      — Jeff Lemire, Descender, Black Hammer

    “What is assembled in this sublime book is more than a mere narrative, but the meeting of two passions; the Roebling family, forgotten by the years, and Tomasi’s
     own need to tell their story, something which roars and foams from every page.” — Greg Rucka, Lazarus, Black Magick, and Wonder Woman

    “The Bridge is exactly the type of story we need more of today—hopeful, idealistic, and daring.  An epic with a real-world icon at its center built by the heads, hands,
      and hearts of real world heroes.” — Geoff Johns, Justice League, DC Rebirth, and Doomsday Clock


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Item Code BRIDG
Publisher Abrams Comic Art
Publish Date 2019
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 7x9
# Pages 202pg
Color Full Color
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