Skywalkers: Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City

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Roaring Brook Press, Apr 29, 2014 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
Skyscrapers define the American city. Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs, Skywalkers by David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture, illuminating the Mohawk ironworkers who risked their lives to build our cities and their lasting impact on our urban landscape.
 

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User Review  - brigitte64 - LibraryThing

I really liked this book, I learned a lot about the Mohawk ironworkers, history and contemporary events. Easy to read and it gave me the shivers to see the workers walking the girders hundreds of feet in the air. Read full review

SKYWALKERS: Mohawks on the High Steel

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Weaving together architectural, engineering and Native American history, Weitzman tells the fascinating story of how Mohawk Indian ironworkers helped construct the sprawling bridges and towering ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 People of the Flint
4
2 A Bridge to the Future
15
Wood Iron and Steel
22
4 The Bridge at Quebec
34
5 Booming Out
56
6 Skyscrapers
74
7 Mohawk Myths and Realities
91
Authors Note
110
Glossary
113
Sources
116
Excerpt Notes
119
Photo Credits
120
Index
121
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DAVID WEITZMAN is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen books for children on America's industrial and technical history.

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