Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Macaulay's latest construct hasn't the universal, all-ages allure of Cathedral or Pyramid, nor the satirical reach of Unbuilding—but his Rhode Island mill town, "Wick-bridge," is an industrial historian's Middle-Earth: from the gear alignment of the water wheels to the diary-entries of mill-owner "Zachariah Plimpton"; from the 1810 formation of a partnership "for the purpose of building and ... Read full review

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Reasonably detailed, accurate, and interesting. It mentions the interesting details of engineering as well as social and financial aspects of the mills. Provokes questions. I can see how it would be too detailed for some, but at the same time makes the material very accessible and by no means boring. Illustrations are great. I was a bit disappointed that Wicksbridge is not real. 

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