The Bridge

The Bridge

Price
£17.99

Publishing Date
17/04/2018

ISBN
9781419728525

The Bridge
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Price
£17.99

Format
Hardcover with Jacket

Publishing Date
17/04/2018

Pages
208 pages

Height
241mm

Width
165mm

Illustrations
Full-colour illustrations

Rights
World/All

ISBN
9781419728525

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The Bridge

How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York


More than 130 years after its completion, the Brooklyn Bridge remains one of the most extraordinary landmarks and symbols of Brooklyn and New York City—and the story behind this architectural marvel is just as extraordinary.

 

The Brooklyn Bridge was originally designed by John Augustus Roebling, but it was his son, Washington, and his daughter-in-law, Emily, who oversaw the bridge’s construction. As work on the bridge went on, Washington developed caisson disease, leaving him bedridden for the majority of the bridge’s 14-year construction. Washington’s wife, Emily Roebling, took his place running the work site, deftly assuming the role of chief engineer, supervising the project and overseeing the workers, contractors, a hostile press, and greedy city politicians—an unusual position for a woman to take on at the time.

 

In this inspiring graphic novel, author Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall show the building of the Brooklyn Bridge as it has never been seen before, and the marriage of the Roeblings—based on intellectual equality and mutual support—that made the construction of this iconic structure possible.

About the Author(s)
Peter Tomasi, Sara DuVall and John Kalisz

Peter J. Tomasi is an editor at DC Comics, and a New York Times bestselling author known for his work on Batman and Robin, SupermanNvonder Woman, Batman Universe, and Batman Arkham Knight, among many others comic book titles. He lives in New York City.

 

Sara DuVall is an up-and-coming comics illustrator. Aside from the usual bird things, she also likes space kids, witches, and a good cup of hard cider. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

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