Walking the Brooklyn Bridge with David McCullough

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Historian David McCullough, author of The Great Bridge, on the Brooklyn Bridge.
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Historian David McCullough is known for his biographies of monumental American figures: John Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman. But McCullough second book, published in 1972, explored American history not through the eyes of a Founding Father or a President, but through one of the most important public works projects of all time: the Brooklyn Bridge.

McCullough published The Great Bridge 40 years ago. In honor of this anniversary, Anna Sale, reporter for It's A Free Country, walked the Brooklyn Bridge with McCullough and discussed design, the Gilded Age, and whether the bridge could have been built today.