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Mitchell Pacelle

Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon

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ISBN: 0471403946
Издательство: Wiley
Empire THE UNTOLD STORY BEHIND THE BATTLE FOR THE ULTIMATE PRIZE "Great business writing and even greater gossip . . . [Pacelle] has great fun with the bizarre cast of characters who plot and connive against one another in what reads like a cross between film noir and a Harold Robbins novel." — Publishers Weekly " Empire is a fascinating and entertaining ?biography of one of the twentieth centurys greatest landmarks, complete with a cast of unsavory characters with egos and ambitions to match the Manhattan skyline. Pacelle gives a fine architectural and economic history of America since the Depression, but his lucid prose and gift for narrative make the book read like a first-rate mystery novel." —Ross King, author of Brunelleschis Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture "In his well-crafted chronicle, Mitchell Pacelle captures the manic ambitions and outsized egos of the real estate tycoons who would own...