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The Great Bridge Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

David McCullough
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Roebling overcame a difficult childhood in order to find himself as a successful engineer in America. Describe the childhood Roebling grew up in, and what his aspirations were as a child. Then, briefly explain how Roebling found himself in America, and under what circumstances he became an engineer.

Roebling's relationship with Johanne was one that went through many phases during their time together. Create a time line of events that were important in Roebling's relationship with his wife. Then, explain how Johanne's death altered the way Roebling viewed the world, and his career.

Roebling did not always have such a strong relationship with his son Washington as he did when the two were working together. Explain what Roebling's relationship with Washington was like when Washington was a boy, and what events led to the change in relationship between father and son. Then, explain how the two worked together...

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