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London Bridge in America free pdf 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. Features: 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- and 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.

About Travis Elborough

Travis Elborough is the author of four acclaimed books, The Bus We Loved, a history of the Routemaster bus- The Long Player Goodbye, which lamented the passing of vinyl- Wish You Were Here, a history of the British beside the seaside- and London Bridge in America, which tells the transatlantic story of the sale of the world's largest antique. Travis regularly appears on Radio 4 and writes for the Guardian.

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Author : Travis Elborough
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 06 February 2014
ISBN : 0099565765
EAN : 9780099565765
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • London Bridge in America free pdfLondon Bridge in America

    . 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-manufactur