How Four Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon

by Jerry Borrowman

How 4 feet saved grand canyon

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History turns on small points. From the world's most catastrophic game of chicken to the nail-biting success story at the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, discover fascinating events you've probably never heard of. In this collection of eight true stories from the forgotten pages of history, learn about disasters caused by human error as well as calamities avoided by quick and clever thinking—the lawsuit that launched Abraham Lincoln's political career, the collapse of the Teton Dam, the invention that revolutionized the world of sound, and more. This book is truly love at first sight for lovers of history.

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About the Author

Jerry Borrowman

Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and nonfiction. He has written about World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the Vietnam War. He is the recipient of the George Washington National Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Jerry and his wife, Marcella, raised four children and live in the Rocky Mountains.

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How a 4 foot Piece of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon
By , Submitted on 2016-07-02

This book is very enlightening and well-worth reading! The book unfolds with the Halifax disaster ( of which I had never heard of before) then continues with several other interesting facts in history -school has never taught - and ends with "How 4 Feet of Plywood saved the Grand Canyon" and so many other places! This is a very informative and interesting "quick read". It isn't lengthy enough to get dragged out but it is packed with great, little known information. "WOW" your peers with these awesome tidbits of information!

The book Title and Cover are very simple and "to the point" as is the book. The author has presented this information in a personable writing style which one will truly enjoy.

*This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review, of which I have Given.

Excellent Book filled with American History facts you won't learn about in school
By , Submitted on 2016-06-20

I gave this book to my dad for Father's Day and it is the perfect gift. I'd never heard of the Halifax Explosion and the story behind the Boston Christmas tree and that's just one of the interesting stories included.
The Teton Dam was of specific interest to me because my parents helped with the cleanup of that disaster and I remember hearing stories about it.
This book is well-written, with small details that would be hard to find from a regular online search. It's a great conversation starter, coffee table book, and great gift for Dads.

I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved each of the true stories in this book!
By , Submitted on 2016-05-30

I don't know if you've read any books by Jerry Borrowman, but if you haven't yet, do! I love the way that he writes, usually historical fiction, but this book was a treat to read as well.

I loved that Jerry Borrowman talks about things that I have heard about my whole life, but never really understood. Things like the Teton Dam and the Yellowstone area. I grew up in the same area of Idaho as Jerry Borrowman did, and people would talk about the Teton Dam flood and I really just couldn't picture in my mind what had happened. But that happens to be one of the articles in this book and I really enjoyed reading about it and now I can kind of picture and understand a little bit what would have happened.

There are plenty of other really interesting stories in this book. Each of them is well-written, well-researched and interesting to read. I learned tons of things from this book! I loved every minute that I was reading it!

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