As portrayed in BBC TV's recent documentary, this is the dramatic story of the danger, suffering, courage and genius behind one of America's most famous landmarks - a monumental construction project that turned the Wild West into part of modern America. The story involves monumental engineering challenges, a wild untamed natural landscape, the mighty Colorado river (which had created the Grand Canyon), labour disputes and a race against time. This is the true story of hard times, tough people and the taming of a wild river. It is illustrated throughout with detailed colour artwork by Alan Witschonke. It also features historic artwork, archive photographs, gatefold illustrations, timelines, glossary, maps and index. "Wonders of the World" - the award-winning series that tells the stories behind humanity's most extraordinary creations.