"David McCullough examines the extraordinary story of the Roeblings and their quest to bridge the East River. truly an outstanding book.It's also a biogography of the Roeblings...father and son...who built the bridge."
"Stanford White was a brilliant architect. He also had a fixation on a showgirl, Evelyn Nesbitt. So did a rich but unbalanced Pittsburgh steel magnate, Harry K. Thaw. One night Harry Thaw shot Stanford White to death, on the terrace of Madison Square Garden, which White designed, prompting one of the first "trials of the century.""