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The engineer's wife : a novel  Cover Image Book Book

The engineer's wife : a novel

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  • ISBN: 149269813X
  • ISBN: 9781492698135
  • ISBN: 9781492698135 : HRD
  • ISBN: 149269813X : HRD
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Landmark, [2020]
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Summary, etc.: "When Emily Warren Roebling marries Captain Washington 'Wash' Roebling-the handsome, charming soldier of her dreams, and her brother's dear friend and aide during the Civil War-a lifetime of family fun and happiness seems within her grasp. But then Wash accepts the position as Chief Engineer on his father's magnum opus, the Brooklyn Bridge, and it changes both of their lives forever. In Brooklyn, the happy home they'd dreamed of warps around the bridge. Incapacitated from working in the high-pressure tanks at the bridge's foundations, Wash convinces Emily to be his messenger to the site. Little by little, Emily finds herself taking over the project-with no formal training or education in math and science. Emily throws herself into building the bridge but faces suspicion and disparagement at every turn as she supervises dangerous construction sites and argues for the safety of the bridge amongst Manhattan's male elite. The Engineer's Wife delivers an emotional portrait of a woman transformed by a project of unfathomable scale, and of a husband and wife determined to build something that lasts--even at the risk of losing each other"--
Subject: Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) Fiction
Roebling, Washington Augustus 1837-1926 Fiction
Roebling, Emily Warren 1843-1903 Fiction
Genre: Biographical fiction.

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