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

Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon by Mitchell Pacelle - Hardcover - from More Than Words Inc. (SKU: BOS-N-13c-00851)
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Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon

by Mitchell Pacelle

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9780471403944
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The world's most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building is an icon as immediately recognizable as the Eiffel Tower, the Great Pyramids, or the Taj Mahal; and for some of the world's most powerful men, it is the ultimate prize. From the day it was erected, it has been the object of obsession for the heads of empires, conjuring their most hidden vices. In a riveting chronicle of betrayal, revenge, family rivalry, and raw greed, award-winning journalist Mitchell Pacelle tells the compelling tale of the history of the Empire State Building and the battle for ownership which reveals the inner workings of a world of powerful, self-made men. Pacelle brings to life the colorful cast of characters involved-a dramatis personae including the most powerful players in the international real estate markets both old and new, including John Raskob and Pierre du Pont alongside Donald Trump, the Helmsleys, Peter Malkin, and the eccentric Japanese billionaire Hideki Yokoi. Before the tale is over, Yokoi will accuse his beloved illegitimate daughter of stealing the building from him, several participants will land in jail, one will die suddenly, and a tense legal standoff will leave the landmark in limbo. One of the most fascinating characters to emerge from this richly layered story is the building itself, with its legendary romances and suicides, its odd tenants, and the countless human triumphs and tragedies that have been played out within its towering walls.

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More Than Words Inc. US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
BOS-N-13c-00851
Title
Empire: A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon
Author
Mitchell Pacelle
Book condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0471403946
ISBN 13
9780471403944
Publisher
Wiley
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
October 15, 2001

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