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    eBook: London Bridge in America

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    EAN / ISBN
    9781448181674

    Category
    History & Politics

    Pages
    288

    Publisher
    Vintage Digital

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    London Bridge in America (eBook)

    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 existedRoll 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.

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