America's Builders is a story that hasn't been told. It needed to be, in anticipation of the country's bicentennial, 200 years and more after the story begins. It is the tale of those intrepid men who make up this nation's largest industry; the evolution of the pioneer-handyman who provided shelter for his family; the artisan-contractor who followed; and into the 1880s emerged as that wire puller, the general contractor; until finally today he becomes that computer oriented, technically educated construction manager.
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Nashert, Walter, "America's Builders" (1975). Pepperdine University Press. 23.