Some amazing and heartbreaking stories... How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon by Jerry Borrowman (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)


Who knew that the title of this book is actually true and that Yellowstone is a volcano? These are just two of the stories shared in this interesting compilation. See what I thought and enter the giveaway below...

How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand CanyonHow 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon
8 Little-Known Inspiring True Stories from American History
by Jerry Borrowman
Nonfiction
Paperback & ebook, 134 Pages
May 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications, Inc.

Summary

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 compilation 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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My Review

HOW 4 FEET OF PLYWOOD SAVED THE GRAND CANYON is a collection of eight historical stories that are each interesting in their own way. Each is recounted with some additional insight and a look at how each event did or could have an affect on the future. It was enjoyable and engaging and worth sharing or gifting to those who enjoy history and little known events.

I really enjoyed reading through these stories, of which were all new to me. I especially found the The Halifax Explosion to be the most heartbreaking, the story about Abraham Lincoln the most interesting, and the story about the Grand Canyon most personable as I've been to the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon and depend on that dam as well as the Glen Canyon Dam for my water.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Mostly. It was interesting and what amazed me the most was how it showed that single choices and individuals had such a huge impact that even reaches us today.

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author


How 4 Feet of Plywood Saved the Grand Canyon is a new approach for Jerry Borrowman, with eight fascinating true stories out of U.S. history that bring the past alive. Jerry is an award-winning, best-selling author of fiction and historical coauthored biographies. He has fifteen books currently in print.


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1 comment

  1. This sounds so interesting. I love fun facts.

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