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Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center
Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center by Daniel Okrent 0142001775 9780142001776
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Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center by Daniel Okrent

In this hugely appealing book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent weaves together themes of money, politics, art, architecture, business, and society to tell the story of the majestic suite of buildings that came to dominate the heart of midtown Manhattan and with it, for a time, the heart of the world. At the center of Okrent? riveting story are four remarkable individuals?ycoon John D. Rockefeller, his ambitious son Nelson Rockefeller, real estate genius John R. Todd, and visionary skyscraper architect Raymond Hood. In the tradition of David McCullough? The Great Bridge, Ron Chernow? Titan, and Robert Caro? The Power Broker, Great Fortuneis a stunning tribute to an American landmark that captures the heart and spirit of New York at its apotheosis.

Author: Daniel Okrent

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 512

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2004-11-30

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