By Donald E. Wolf

A freewheeling saga approximately western American business might

Who conceived of the Hoover, Bonneville, and Grand Coulee dams? Who laid the monetary foundations for the Golden Gate and San Francisco Bay bridges? In large Dams and different desires, Donald E. Wolf recounts how the pursuits of the visionary males at the back of those tasks coincided through the early 20th century, what they comprehensive, and what has turn into of the empires they created.

In twelve colourful, completely researched chapters, Wolf gracefully renders the tale of Six businesses, a mix of enterprises led by means of business giants Henry J. Kaiser, Marriner Eccles, Harry Morrison, Charles Swigert, Philip Hart, Felix Kahn, and Charlie Shea, between others. jointly, those executives performed a huge position in constructing the fashionable American West and in development the buildings we go together with it. Then, as global conflict II threatened, they undertook ever extra staggering projects.

Using quite a lot of resources and interviews, Wolf weaves own, political, and commercial historical past right into a compelling account that would attract historians and common readers alike.

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