The Bridge: How the Roeblings Connected Brooklyn to New York

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Harry N. Abrams
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6.7 X 9.6 X 0.9 inches | 1.7 pounds

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About the Author

Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his work on Superman Rebirth, Batman and Robin, Super-Sons, Green Lantern Corps, Detective Comics and Batman Arkham Knight, along with other commercially successful books, Brightest Day, Superman/Wonder Woman, Emerald Warriors, Black Adam, Nightwing and so many others. Over the course of his career with DC Comics, Peter also served as a group editor ushering in new eras for Batman, Green Lantern, and JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come. Peter is the author of the critically acclaimed creator owned books Light Brigade (Dark Horse) with artist Peter Snejbjerg, The Mighty (Dark Horse) with Keith Champagne and artist Chris Samnee, and the horror/drama, House of Penance (Dark Horse) with artist Ian Bertram. Peter is a graduate of New York University and lives in New York. Teo DuVall is a queer Chicanx comic artist and illustrator based in Seattle, Washington. They graduated in 2015 with a BFA in cartooning from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and have had the immense pleasure of working with Levine Querido, HarperCollins, Dark Horse Comics, Chronicle Books, Scholastic, and more. He has a passion for fantasy, aesthetic ghost stories, and witches of color, and loves being able to create stories for a living. Teo lives with his spouse, their two pets--a giant, cuddly pit bull and a tiny, ferocious cat--and a small horde of houseplants.


"DuVall's bright and crisp, superhero-style comics artwork easily distinguish among the characters and is a perfect match for Tomasi's impressive history, which balances action and emotion well. Together, they make sense of the complicated work of nineteenth-century bridge-building and the concurrent behind-the- scenes political and boardroom antics."--Booklist
"With just the right balance of history and drama, this very well-done work keeps readers intrigued right to the end... Highly recommended." --Library Journal, Starred Review
"The Brooklyn Bridge is as much a feat of engineering as it is a familiar sight, as this graphic novel by Peter J. Tomasi and illustrator Sara Duvall reminds us."--New York Magazine
"The Bridge meticulously depicts the enormity of the project, from meeting room intrigues to the sometimes perilous construction site...Mr. Tomasi and Ms. DuVall capture many historic moments."--The New York Times
"Hard to believe that a graphic novel about the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge could be exciting and as informative as "The Bridge"... The book is a great way to learn history."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"You'll get some serious New Yorker cred after you read this."--Bustle
"An iconic landmark beloved by many for its panoramic views of the New York skyline...This beautifully rendered graphic novel, illustrated by Sara Duvall, details how this engineering marvel was brought to fruition."--Shelf Awareness
"Rather than being a story of a singular genius overcoming adversity, the book is a paean to collaboration. Iconic structures often have fascinating stories behind them, but rarely do the tellings emphasize the human as this one does."
--Publishers Weekly
"There have been many books written about the bridge, but Tomasi's The Bridge is likely the first graphic novel. He does a magnificent job of depicting the politics, the danger, and the tenacity of the Roebling family and the hundreds of workers who built the bridge."--School Library Journal
"A timeless tale of dreams realized. Tomasi's thrilling true story and DuVall's wonderful art exude the spirit of imagination, courage, and grit."--Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese, Boxers and Saints
"Engrossing and surprising."--Dave Gibbons, Watchmen, Kingsmen: Secret Service
"The greatest city's greatest bridge deserves a great graphic novel, and Peter Tomasi is more than equal to the task."--Garth Ennis, Preacher, The Boys, War Story
"Tomasi and DuVall's The Bridge is an amazing piece of historical non-fiction. Wonderfully written and gorgeously illustrated. Full of heart and hope."--Jeff Lemire, Descender, Black Hammer
"The Bridge succeeds in its immediacy, feeling alive and utterly relevant to this moment in history--an epic tale that reminds us of the heights our shared passions can take us. The Bridge will inspire awe and admiration in all who read it. Tomasi and DuVall have truly created a masterful achievement of narrative design."--Scott Snyder, A.D., Batman, Wytches
"The Bridge is an epic story of America, told in all its glory and dauntless personal courage, celebrating the perseverance of both Washington Roebling and Emily Roebling, who was one of our unsung women heroes. An enthralling story."--Kevin Baker, America the Ingenious
"A beautifully rendered work. Aspirational and informative, Tomasi and DuVall push the graphic novel medium into new directions."--David S. Goyer, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight
"An engrossing story of an engineering marvel and the human ingenuity behind it."--Brian Azzarello, Dark Knight III, American Monster, and Moonshine
"What is assembled in this sublime book is more than a mere narrative, but the meeting of two passions; the Roebling family, forgotten by the years, and Tomasi's own need to tell their story, something which roars and foams from every page."--Greg Rucka, Lazarus, Black Magick, and Wonder Woman
"The Bridge is exactly the type of story we need more of today--hopeful, idealistic, and daring. An epic with a real-world icon at its center built by the heads, hands, and hearts of real world heroes."--Geoff Johns, Justice League, DC Rebirth, and Doomsday Clock