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Memoris and Biographies
Author: Al M. Rocca
ISBN: 0964337851
Pages 414 pages
Publisher Renown Publishing Company (October 12, 2007)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
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by Al M. Rocca


A pity, because Frank Crowe was an important engineer in the West.

A pity, because Frank Crowe was an important engineer in the West. As he said, there was only a short time during which all the biggest dams would be built - about two decades - and he intended to build them. He managed Hoover and Shasta and a number of smaller dams. You would think from America’s Master Dam Builder that he virtually licked the challenge of building high dams by himself. He also interviewed some of the men who worked on Crowe’s projects, nearly 50 years after Crowe had died.

Al M Rocca This biography of Crowe traces Crowes career from work on the Yellowstone Project up through th. .

Book Format: Choose an option. Frank T. Crowe joined the newly formed United States Reclamation Service in 1905 and headed West to work on numerous irrigation projects designed to 'water the West. This biography of Crowe traces Crowes career from work on the Yellowstone Project up through the building of mighty Hoover and Shasta Dams. On Demand Publishing, LLC-Create Space, Renown Publishing Company.

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Lawrence J. Jelinek, Al M. Rocca. Published: 1 July 2003. in Western Historical Quarterly. Western Historical Quarterly, Volume 34; doi:10. Keywords: Dam Builder, Engineering Genius, Crowe, Frank, America's Master Dam.

Personal Name: Rocca, Al M. Publication, Distribution, et. Lanham, M.University Press of America, (c)2001. Includes bibliographical references (p. 388-391) and index. Personal Name: Crowe, Frank . 1882-1946. Rubrics: Civil engineers United States Biography Dams West (US) History Irrigation.

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Online version: Rocca, Al M. America's master dam builder. Named Person: Frank T Crowe; Frank T Crowe. Material Type: Biography. All Authors, Contributors: Al M Rocca. Find more information about: Al M Rocca. ISBN: 076182761821441.

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Frank T. Crowe joined the newly formed United States Reclamation Service in 1905 and headed West to work on numerous irrigation projects designed to 'water the West.' This biography of Crowe traces Crowes career from work on the Yellowstone Project up through the building of mighty Hoover and Shasta Dams.
Zadora
Very well written fun to read book. Full of interesting information and facts that enhanced the bio rather then bog it down. All the players in reclamation and the west including the beginnings of some of the worlds largest construction companies.
ME
I found this fascinating book about a fascinating man a thrill to read! Loaded with both historical and anecdotal information, the reader is taken back to a period in time when amazing projects like Shasta and Hoover Dams were built, and gets a first hand witness to not only the complexity of the projects, but the complexity of the man. Mr. Rocca has done his homework- drawing from interviews of family and employees and personal papers. It's very telling that the Crowe family chose to share this insight with Mr. Rocca, they obviously trusted him to tell the story of this.amazing engineer.
Brariel
This book caught and held my fascination from beginning to the end! In a time that there was not a lot of hope in the world (depression and WWII) Frank Crowe truly helped to turn things around for all of those who worked for him. This is a must read for anyone with an interest in history and/or engineering!!
Hono
I debated whether to describe “America’s Master Dam Builder” as illiterate or subliterate but eventually decided it is both.

It does no credit to Simpson University, a Bible school, or the Cal State system that Al Rocca is allowed to teach. That he taught (or perhaps still teaches) “education” is a stupid joke. That he won an award as an outstanding editor of a social studies review by some group of yahoos called the “National Council for the Social Studies” (sic, at Rocca’s Amazon page) makes the joke that much stupider.

A pity, because Frank Crowe was an important engineer in the West. As he said, there was only a short time during which all the biggest dams would be built — about two decades — and he intended to build them.

He managed Hoover and Shasta and a number of smaller dams. You would think from “America’s Master Dam Builder” that he virtually licked the challenge of building high dams by himself.

Crowe had three distinguishing characteristics —he used gigantic cableways to allow continuous concrete pouring on a big scale, he worked through the winter in the northern Rockies when most jobs shut down, and he was a devotee of the “speed-up,” a favorite of bosses in the years of Coolidge “prosperity.”

If workers got killed — more than a hundred did at Hoover — so much the worse for them. Crowe got rich and respected.

His karma was not good. His wife died from the complications of childbirth, and later his son. Conditions were primitive in the West in the early 20th century, especially in the areas where dams were possible. Later another child of his second wife also died. I frame no hypothesis about that, just sayin’.

Rocca, a local historian of northern California, was diligent in the files and had access to Crowe family records. He also interviewed some of the men who worked on Crowe’s projects, nearly 50 years after Crowe had died.

Too bad this rich material did not come into better hands. It is clear that Rocca does not understand engineering, any more than he knows how to write in English.

I think my favorite example — of dozens — was “the water flowed sheepishly,” although “Nervously, the unperturbed engineer . . .” is also good.

(NOTE: The comment by "Blair" on the review by Daniel Wright is unfair to Crowe. He did not design the dams.)
Enone
An interesting biography of a man dedicated to the agricultural independence of the West. I also enjoyed reading about the details of dam building coupled with the sacrifice of the workers to acomplish these magnificent feats of engineering. Reading about the life and hardships of the workers on Hoover Dam, during the Great Depression, was very educational. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a good biography or learn about the engineering challenges of dam building.