When I went to visit friends near Las Vegas, they took me to see Hoover Dam. I was astounded by its size, location, and beauty. I couldn’t imagine who had thought of it, and how it was built. Fortunately, I discovered a great book about those things. Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century is written by Michael Hiltzik, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. The book is a history of the dam, its impact on the American West, and its impact on the entire country. This is an informative, well-written, and highly recommended book available through your local San José Public Library. Check it out!