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Bond of Union

Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire

By Gerard Koeppel

  • ISBN13: 9780306818622
  • Pub Date: 03/09/2010 | Price: $19.99 / $24.99 CAN
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Trim: 6.00 x 9.00 Inches | 480 Pages
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About the Book

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.

About the Author

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.