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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1989 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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The mills at Wicksbridge are imaginary, but their planning, construction, and operation are quite typical of mills developed in New England throughout the nineteenth century. "Well-researched, ambitious, and absorbing, this is another first-rate history lesson from a practiced, perfectionist hand." -- Booklist, starred review

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User Review  - JDHofmeyer - LibraryThing

This is my favorite of David Macaulay's books. It describes the planning, construction, and operation of a New England cotton mill and its adaptation to the changing textile industry throughout the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

This is my first Macaulay book and I couldn't be more happy, a remarkable achievement of form and function. The progression of time, from 1800 to the present, encapsulates the character and spirit of ... Read full review

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About the author (1989)

David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books.
David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.

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