We now move on to the interview I had with the columnist who did the book review on the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough. Eloisa (Essy) Dean has spent some significant time with the subject which focuses not just on the bridge and its construction but also on the Roebling family, who built this masterpiece. One of the key players that helped make the bridge a reality was Emily Roebling, Washington’s wife who was also a self-taught engineer. And there is a book review that focuses directly on her as the person who was a shadow of her husband and father in-law in the past but eventually became a pioneer for the field, empowering women to become engineering greats. And with that, we have the book review on The Engineer’s Wife.

My interview questions to follow in the next article. Enjoy! 🙂

Essy Shapiro Dean

I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m not usually one to purchase ebooks for full price, sometimes there are books that stick out when you’re searching for a kitchen utensil for a gift and you can’t resist a spontaneous purchase for yourself. That’s what happened to me with this book and it took reading the cover for my love for Emily Warren Roebling to come back.

In The Engineer’s Wife, Tracey Enerson Wood tells the story of Emily Warren who dreams of being involved in the fight for women’s suffrage. She was born into a upper middle class family and she constantly tries to reconcile her dreams with what’s expected of her.

When her older brother G.K. comes home from the Civil War to attend a ball, Emily meets one of the men under him, Washington Roebling. When she overhears Roebling taking to a group of men about the bridge…

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