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The Bridge

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 bridge-building story."

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."

Houston Post
"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."

Denver Post
"Talese tells warm, funny, and tragic stories of men, women, steel, and concrete. This book is fine reading."

Arizona Republic
"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."

Times Union
"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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