Builders of 20th Century America Public Works

Reference Reading Resources Selected Bibliography

 

New York Related

Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York. Hilary Ballon, Kenneth T. Jackson Editors. 2007. http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/0393732061/ref=s9_asin_title_1/103-1722440-6787060

The Power Broker, Robert A. Caro 1974. http://www.amazon.com/Power-Broker-Robert-Moses-Fall/dp/0394720245. http://entertainment.msn.com/movies/movie.aspx?m=44060.

Empire on the Hudson. Jameson W. Doig. http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Hudson-Jameson-W-Doig/dp/0231076770

The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner. Joel Schwartz. 1993. http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Approach-Redevelopment-Landscape/dp/0814205879

 

New York : an Illustrated History, Ric Burns and James Sanders 1999. http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Illustrated-Ric-Burns/dp/1400041465. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/newyork/peopleevents/index.html.

The Life and Death of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs. 1961 . http://www.amazon.com/Death-Great-American-Cities-Vintage/dp/067974195X. .

New York 1960: Architecture and Urbanism between the Second World War and Bicentennial. Stern, Mellins, Fishman 1995. http://www.amazon.com/New-York-1960-Architecture-Bicentennial/dp/1885254024.

AIA Guide to New York City. White, Wilensky 2000. http://www.amazon.com/AIA-Guide-New-York-City/dp/0812931076.

Wedding of the waters: the Erie Canal and the making of a great nation. Peter Bernstein 2005. http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Waters-Canal-Making-Nation/dp/0393052338.

A Decent Home: Housing Policy in Perspective. John M. Quigley. 2000. http://muse.jhu.edu/demo/brookings-wharton_papers_on_urban_affairs/v2000/2000.1quigley.html.

 

Chicago Related

City of the Century: the Epic of Chicago and the Making of America, Donald L. Miller 1996. http://www.amazon.com/City-Century-Chicago-Making-America/dp/0684831384. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/chicago/.

Encyclopedia of Chicago, Ann Keating, James Grossman 2004. http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/. http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Chicago-James-R-Grossman/dp/0226310159.

Daley, the Last Boss. Video, 1995. http://www.answers.com/topic/american-experience-daley-the-last-boss.

The Chicago School of Architecture: A History of Commercial and Public Building in the Chicago Area, 1875-1925. Carl Condit 1998. http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-School-Architecture-Commercial-1875-1925/dp/0226114554.

 

AIA Guide to Chicago, Alice Sinkevitch 1993. http://www.amazon.com/AIA-Guide-Chicago-Alice-Sinkevitch/dp/0156379759.

The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City, Carl Smith 2005. http://www.amazon.com/Plan-Chicago-Remaking-American-Revisions/dp/0226764710/sr=8-1/qid=1168907657/ref=sr_1_1/103-1722440-6787060?ie=UTF8&s=books

The Sky’s the Limit: A Century of Chicago Skyscrapers, Pauline A. Saliga1990. http://www.amazon.com/Skys-Limit-Century-Chicago-Skyscrapers/dp/0847821048/sr=1-1/qid=1168907898/ref=sr_1_1/103-1722440-6787060?ie=UTF8&s=books

Chicago ’s Famous Buildings Ira J. Bach 1969. pp259.


West and Other Related

Bechtel: Building a Century, Andrews and McNeel 1997. http://www.amazon.com/Bechtel-1898-1998-Building-Century/dp/B000CECS40.

Henry J. Kaiser: Western Colossus, Albert P. Heiner 1981,

Henry J. Kaiser: Builder in the Modern American West, Mark S. Foster 1989 http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Henry%20J.%20Kaiser&tag=starlingtechnolo&index=books&link_code=qs&page=1

Cadillac Desert : The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Marc Reisner 1993. http://www.amazon.com/Cadillac-Desert-American-Disappearing-Revised/dp/0140178244. http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~martins/hydro/case_studies/cadillac_desert.htm.

William Mulholland and the Rise of California, Catherine Mulholland 2000 http://www.amazon.com/William-Mulholland-Rise-Los-Angeles/dp/0520234669

The Battle over Hetch Hetchy: America's Most Controversial Dam and the Birth of Modern. Robert W. Righter 2005. http://www.amazon.com/Battle-over-Hetch-Hetchy-Environmentalism/dp/0195149475

Dam! Water, Power, Politics, and Preservation in Hetch Hetchy and Yosemite National Park. John W. Simpson 2005. http://www.amazon.com/Dam-Politics-Preservation-Yosemite-National/dp/0375422315.

 

Historic Spots of California, Douglas Kyle 2002. http://www.amazon.com/Historic-Spots-California-Douglas-Kyle/dp/0804744831.

San Francisco Earthquake, American Experience Video. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/earthquake/

Denial of Disaster: The Untold Story and Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. Gladys Hansen 1989. http://www.amazon.com/Denial-Disaster-Photographs-Francisco-Earthquake/dp/0918684331

World's Fairs Anthropology: SF Panama Pacific 1915, Benedict, 1983 http://www.amazon.com/Anthropology-Worlds-Fairs-Franciscos-International/dp/0859676773

 

Transcontinental Railroad, American Experience Video. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/tcrr/

Sunset Limited: The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930. Richard Orsi 2005. http://www.amazon.com/Sunset-Limited-Southern-Development-1850-1930/dp/0520200195.

The Cattle King: The Biography of Henry Miller, Treadwell, 1981. http://www.amazon.ca/Cattle-King-Biography-Henry-Miller/dp/0934136106; http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ca/merced/bios/miller393bs.txt

The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire. Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman 2003. http://www.amazon.com/King-California-Boswell-Making-American/dp/1586480286

 

Hoover Dam American Experience Video. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/hoover/.

Golden Gate Bridge , American Experience Video. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/goldengate/.

American Building Materials and Techniques from Colonial Settlements to Present ( Chicago History of American Civilization). Carl Condit. 1982. http://www.amazon.com/American-Building-Chicago-History-Civilization/dp/0226114503/ref=pd_rhf_p_1/103-1722440-6787060

Great Projects, James Tobin, 2001. http://www.amazon.com/Great-Projects-Building-Mississippi-Invention/dp/0743210646. http://www.pbs.org/greatprojects/tour/index.html.

ivided Highways: Building the Interstate Highways, Transforming American Life. Tom Lewis 1999. http://www.amazon.com/Divided-Highways-Interstate-Transforming-American/dp/0140267719