BERNSTEIN, Peter L.
Title: Wedding of the Waters : The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation
Publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company, New York / London, 2005, ISBN:0393052338
Seller ID: 91105
BERNSTEIN, Peter L. Wedding of the Waters : The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation. New York / London : W.W. Norton & Company, (2005). First Printing. Pp -448.+ 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, blue paper covered spine, brown paper covered boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Contents : Introduction: "Does It Not Seem Like Magic?" Part I - The Visionaries. 1. Smooth Sailing. 2. Hudson's Wrong Turn. 3. Washington's Pivot. 4. Canal Maniacs. 5. "A Canal to the Moon". Part II - The Action Begins. 6. The Sublime Spectacle. 7. The Extravagant Proposal. 8. The Expedition. 9. War and Peace. 10. The Shower of Gold. Part III - The Creation. 11. Digging the Ditch. 12. Boom, Bust, Bonds. 13. Rude Invective. 14. Unwearied Zeal. Part IV - The Stupendous Path. 15. A Noble Work. 16. The Pageant of Power. 17. The Wedding of the Waters. Part V - After the Wedding. 18. No Charge for Births. 19. The Prodigious Artery. 20. The Granary of the World. Epilogue. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 18.00