Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire

Paperback | March 9, 2010

byGerard Koeppel

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In this elegantly written and far-reaching narrative, acclaimed author Gerard Koeppel tells the astonishing story of the creation of the Erie Canal and the memorable characters who turned a visionary plan into a successful venture. Koeppel's long years of research fill the pages with new findings about the construction of the canal and its enormous impact, providing a unique perspective on America's self perception as an empire destined to expand to the Pacific.

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In this elegantly written and far-reaching narrative, acclaimed author Gerard Koeppel tells the astonishing story of the creation of the Erie Canal and the memorable characters who turned a visionary plan into a successful venture. Koeppel's long years of research fill the pages with new findings about the construction of the canal and...

Gerard Koeppel is a writer, journalist, historian, and former editor for CBS News. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Water for Gotham and lives in Manhattan.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 9, 2010Publisher:Da Capo BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0306818620

ISBN - 13:9780306818622

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