"One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism." — Kirkus Reviews , Wedding of the Waters… More pages devoted to the parades that were held in various cities upon completion of the canal than about the actual building of the canal. In real life, Waters endured many hardships. BUY NOW FROM. It is the story of a remarkable achievement of the early American republic, now 200 years ago. Let me list a few of the themes: Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019. I am an engineer and a sailor, and looked forward to a detailed explanation of how the canal was built. Check out Jump In, The Water's Fine by The Wedding Present on Amazon Music. Wedding of the Waters is in Wyoming and has an elevation of 4373 feet. It is the story of a remarkable achievement of the early American republic, now 200 years ago. Please try again. Ever wonder where the Amazon River starts? As I would drive along the New York Thruway, I always thought the Erie Canal was beautiful, and often dreamed of taking a boat trip along it. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. Thank you. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Great public works projects have always defined our Nation; no public work had more important ramifications on early America than the Erie Canal. Clinton struggling with finances; political machinations, very little about the buidling of the canal, Reviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018. However, as absorbing and vibrant as many critics found the book, it had its share of detractors. -- about all the Irish workers who were so important to the building of the canal. It was so important to the development of the U.S., argues Bernstein, that without the canal the detached western territories "would in all likelihood have broken away" and created another, if not several, separate countries. This book was recommended to me and it exceeded my expectations. just a couple of sentences -- really! Bernstein's lively account covers the political debates that surrounded the canal's financing and choice of route, and also the tenacity of the local workers who completed the project. Father Crowley, the Desert Padre orchestrated the 3 day event to promote tourism in the Eastern Sierra, to aid in replacing farming jobs, etc, do to loss of water … Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Wedding of the Waters… Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Singing, dancing, “The Lord’s Prayer” in Native sign language, and a moving … Does this book contain inappropriate content? This page works best with JavaScript. This is the Wedding of the Waters, a place where one river becomes another. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. #4.) The expression generally refers to the larger of these events: the meeting between the dark Rio Negro with the sandy colored upper Amazon … Starting with a gourd full of water … The inauguration, in 1825, of the Erie Canal sparked a cultural revolution as interior cities became port towns. Most debate on the farther headwater centers on what stream in the Ucayali Basin is farthest from the Amazon River mouth and on the exact location of the mouth of the Amazon … Please try again. Directed by Fred Zinnemann. 100% financed by the citizens of the State of New York, this amazing project: More political history than canal building, Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2007. From Mapcarta, the free map. #3.) #2.) On the first of May 1857, a special train carrying a hogshead of water from Charleston Harbor arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, to celebrate the official opening of the first railroad to span the country from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast. Unable to add item to List. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. How the The Erie Canal was built--A story of politics and engineering, Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019. The history of the Erie Canal is a story of American ingenuity. Let me list a few of the themes: Reviewed in the United States on April 29, 2019. As I would drive along the New York Thruway, I always thought the Erie Canal was beautiful, and often dreamed of taking a boat trip along it. If you want to learn about the actual building of the canal, this s not the book for you. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. But the canal was much more than a spectacular construction project; it also served to bind a young United States to itself and the rest of the world in one bold stroke. A political … The unexpected turn … Interesting phenomenon. It was a creation that had far-reaching effects, in terms of engineering, politics, economics, and the histories of America, Europe, and the world. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. If you want to learn about the actual building of the canal, this s not the book for you. Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2019, If your a political junky you will love it I didn't wanted to know more about the actual making of the canals and the men who worked on it a lot on innovations came from the making of the canal this book tends to dwell on the political end of it, Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2005. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, See all details for Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This was a book club read and it sparked a good discussion. This book was recommended to me and it exceeded my expectations. Mr. Bernstein talked about his book [Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation], published by W. W. Norton and Company. ", First proposed in 1808 and completed 17 years later, the Erie Canal was the first great feat of macroengineering undertaken by the infant American republic. Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2019, If your a political junky you will love it I didn't wanted to know more about the actual making of the canals and the men who worked on it a lot on innovations came from the making of the canal this book tends to dwell on the political end of it, Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2005. --This text refers to an alternate. by Peter L. Bernstein. based almost entirely on secondary sources. —Kirkus Reviews. AMAZON BARNES & NOBLE GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address … The Waters is a historical waterfront wedding venue located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. In telling this gripping tale, the author offers a brief history of canals through the ages, explains the foresight exhibited by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson regarding the need for a waterway to the west, and outlines the political wars, financing challenges, and seemingly endless delays and false starts to the project. George Washington was fascinated by them, and spent his last years attempting to tame the Potomac. Then, he follows up with a comprehensive discussion on the ramifications the new waterway had afterward. just a couple of sentences -- really! The building of the Erie Canal, like the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Panama Canal, is one of the greatest and most riveting stories of American ingenuity. Facilities and Capacity The Waters … Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Something went wrong. The heroics of Gov. This was a book club read and it sparked a good discussion. Clinton struggling with finances; political machinations, How the The Erie Canal was built--A story of politics and engineering, Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2019. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Wedding Of The Waters NPR coverage of Wedding Of The Waters: The Erie Canal And The Making Of A Great Nation by Peter L. Bernstein. WEDDING OF THE WATERS. There's a problem loading this menu right now. The “Gift of the Waters” is a historic Indian Pageant held in Thermopolis, Wyoming the first weekend in August of every year. 100% financed by the citizens of the State of New York, this amazing project: More political history than canal building, Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2007. c. Panama Canal". A classic setting for both indoor and outdoor weddings, the venue’s lakeside moonrises and docked sailboats serve as backdrops for a summer wedding, while the snowy landscape complements a winter wedding. His economic insight is exemplary (the author is an economic consultant and writer), and the book’s narrative vitality is appealing. While it is not a scholarly book, per se, the author's interest is in the economics, politics, and engineering required to build this canal through the New York State wilderness. You Save: £2.56 (16%) The dark brown waters of the Rio Negro run parallel to the coffee colored waters of the Rio Solimoes in the same riverbank for a few miles without mixing. In this thoroughly absorbing book, Peter Bernstein describes in vivid detail how the Erie Canal helped to shape the United States into a great nation by connecting the eastern seaboard and western expanses of America, as well as propel the Industrial Revolution and stimulate global trade, economics, and immigration. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Also recommended: Carol Sheriff's "The … #2.) Manifest Destiny would have been denied. Wayne Sutherland, with the Wyoming State Geological Survey, doesn’t know of any other place where a river … The engineers and workers created locks, bypassed rapids and waterfalls, and adjusted to countless changes in elevation. "One corner of the great American panorama enlarged to highlight starry-eyed visionaries, political machinations, indefatigable ingenuity, and cockeyed optimism." Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. With Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz. Waters' part spoke of one resigned to the hardships of life, especially her breaking spirit as she hums "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" at film's end. Reviewers commonly cited the lack of sufficient illustrations and maps to help readers "visualize the physical challenges of building the canal, as well as explain how it actually worked" (, In the early eighteen-hundreds, the wild idea began to circulate of a man-made waterway that would connect Lake Erie to the Hudson River. This is a disappointing book #1.) Must read! I had no idea how important it was to the success of the entire country. Wedding of the Waters succeeds brilliantly in bringing this rich story to life. Celebrations began at Buffalo on Lake Erie, the … In 1937 an amazing 3 day event took place to celebrate the opening of a new road from Lone Pine to Death Valley. Must read! Let me list a few of the themes: 1. 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