The New York Times Book Review
"Mr. Talese has written a vivid, highly readable story of the building of the
bridge. He has described movingly the people caught up in the project--the
engineers, the workers, the displaced, and he sees the bridge as a human
rather than a mechanical achievement...imparting drama and romance to this
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"This book has the charm of Max Miller's I Cover the Waterfront and the
precision of Hemingway's Death in the Afternoon."
"Only a writer in love with his subject could have produced so charming a
narrative about a bridge. There are many stories within the story of The
Bridge. All are worth reading."
"Talese tells warm, funny, and tragic stories of men, women, steel, and
concrete. This book is fine reading."
"Fine writing and story-telling...Superbly well does Talese tell his story,
one that combines sadness, high humor, bawdiness, danger, death, and
poignancy in one fine package that readers will find hard to put down."
"Talese has spun a fascinating, engrossing account of the construction of the
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. This is an absorbing drama; superbly written."
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