Skywalkers by David Weitzman
Mohawk Ironworkers Build the City

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Skyscrapers define the American city.  Through a narrative text and gorgeous historical photographs David Weitzman explores Native American history and the evolution of structural engineering and architecture, illuminating the Mohawk ironworkers who risked their lives to build our cities and their lasting impact on our urban landscape.

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David Weitzman's books include" Model T. Lococmotive: Building an Eight-wheeler," and" Old Ironsides: Americans Build a Fighting Ship," He lives in Covelo, California.
Published September 14, 2010 by Flash Point. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Arts & Photography, Travel, Children's Books.

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Leaders in establishing the League of the Iroquois, a confederation of Indian nations in the New York region, Mohawks had a longstanding reputation for their sense of tight-knit community, attraction to danger and love for physical challenge, qualities that served them well when hired in the late...

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Rarely has there been such a carefully detailed treatment that gets past the myths of fearlessness and into the details of skilled craftsmanship of Mohawk ironworkers A long tradition of Mohawk ironworkers working on the building of skyscrapers is often alluded to in books for young readers (abo...

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