London Bridge in America

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In 1968 the world's largest antique went to America. But how do you transport a 130-year-old bridge 3000 miles? And why set it up in the waterless Arizona desert? This wry, compelling social history musters a colourful cast of Fleet Street shysters, Thames dockers, Disneyland designers and gun-toting sheriffs to tell the extraordinary tale of how London Bridge was sold to a US oil baron, and charts its curious afterlife in Lake Havasu.

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London Bridge in America

London Bridge in America

The Tall Story of a Transatlantic Crossing

Hardback285pp Illustrated

9780224096256     Product Code: 216992

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In 1968 the world's largest antique went to America. But how do you transport a 130-year-old bridge 3000 miles? And why set it up in the waterless Arizona desert? This wry, compelling social history musters a colourful cast of Fleet Street shysters, Thames dockers, Disneyland designers and gun-toting sheriffs to tell the extraordinary tale of how London Bridge was sold to a US oil baron, and charts its curious afterlife in Lake Havasu.

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