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Product Details

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: Washington State University Press; First Paperback Edition edition (January 1, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874221102
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874221107
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,177,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 1995
Format: Paperback
This 500 page book by historian Paul Pitzer provides an in depth look at the Grand Coulee Dam in north-central Washington state and the politics and decsions which made the dam what it is today. The book is very thoroughly researched with an extensive bibliography and over 100 pages of endnotes. Anyone who is interested in Grand Coulee Dam or the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project needs to read this book!

The back cover reads:

"The Eighth Wonder of the World"

"The Largest Reclamation Project Ever Undertaken"

Those were among the accolades frequently lavished on Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. They
hightlight a monumental construction effort that spanned the 1930s through the 1980s. Now, for the first time, the story of this gigantic undertaking is told in this definitive, spirited history.

When completed, the huge monolith at Grand Coulee on the Columbia River in north-central Washington became the biggest
single block of concrete ever laid. One of the largest energy-producing stations in the world, it also supports one of the world's largest irrigation projects.

In the capable hands of Paul Pitzer, the fight for Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project is a vital, animated saga of people strving for dazzling goals and then working to build something spectacular.
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Very informative, and fun to read. Indexed well. Good price. Shipped fast. For a used good it seems almost new. I am happy with this purchase. Thank you, ivan
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Bought this in advance of roadtrip to check out the Grand Coulee Dam. Expected usual description of all the engineering marvels, did not expect the fascinating background of the politics behind it. No idea how many years Pitzer spent researching this book but I am in awe of what he came up with.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 1995
Format: Hardcover
This 500 page book provides an in depth look at the Grand
Coulee Dam in north-central Washington state and the politics and
decsions which made the dam what it is today. The book is
very thoroughly researched with an extensive bibliography
and over 100 pages of endnotes. Anyone who is interested
in Grand Coulee Dam or the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project
needs to read this book!

The back cover reads:

"The Eighth Wonder of the World"

"The Largest Reclamation Project Ever Undertaken"

Those were among the accolades frequently lavished
on Grand Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Irrigation
Project. They hightlight a monumental construction effort
that spanned the 1930s through the 1980s. Now, for the
first time, the story of this gigantic undertaking is
told in this definitive, spirited history.

When completed, the huge monolith at Grand Coulee
on the Columbia River in north-central Washington became
the biggest single block of concrete ever laid. One of
the largest energy-producing stations in the world, it
also supports one of the world's largest irrigation projects.

In the capable hands of Paul Pitzer, the fight for Grand
Coulee Dam and the Columbia Basin Project is a vital, animated
saga of people strving for dazzling goals and then working
to build something spectacular.
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