Pulitzer Prize-nominated Wall Street Journal journalist Mitchell Pacelle has written an absorbing tale that rivals any novel of business melodrama. If there’s anyone left out there who thinks that real estate deals are dry, number-crunching exercises in dullness, this behind-the-scenes look at the extreme personalities vying for control of the Empire State Building will set that myth aside once and for all. getAbstract.com recommends this expertly written page-turner to all readers.
In this summary, you will learn
- The history of the Empire State Building, from its construction to the present day, and
- The story of the contentious battle for control of the building that was waged between a shady Japanese businessman, his daughter and some of New York’s toughest real-estate moguls, including Donald Trump.
About the Author
Mitchell Pacelle is an award-winning journalist who has covered business for The Wall Street Journal, has won the New York Press Club’s 1999 Business Reporting award and was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the collapse of the Long-Term Capital Management hedge fund.
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3 years agoRenoir name spelled incorrectly in sixth paragraph of section titled The Deal
3 years agoExcellent catch Mr Rawlins thank you. We really appreciate the feedback and the opportunity to correct the spelling mistake.