By Mary E. Lyons

ISBN-10: 1540223299

ISBN-13: 9781540223296

ISBN-10: 1626194211

ISBN-13: 9781626194212

in a single of the best engineering feats of his time, Claudius Crozet led the final touch of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in 1858. centuries later, the nationwide old Civil Engineering Landmark nonetheless proudly stands, however the tales and lives of these who outfitted it are the genuine lasting triumph. Irish immigrants fleeing the nice starvation poured into the US resolute for whatever to name their very own. they might persevere via lifestyles in overcrowded shanties and years of blasting via rock to work out the tunnel to crowning glory. Prolific writer Mary E. Lyons follows 3 Irish households of their fight to construct Crozet's famed tunnel and their American dream.

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