Good Guys, Wise Guys, and Putting Up Buildings: A Life in Construction (Hardback)Samual C. Florman (author)
Hardback Published: 09/04/2012
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Starting in the Navy Seabees at the end of WWII, Samuel C. Florman made his way as a general contractor in New York City through the period of explosive development, private exuberance and the historic growth of publicly supported housing - all amidst the rise of the notorious Mafia families, and evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. His storied career brought him into contact with a variety of personalities: politicians and civil servants, developers and technocrats, saintly do-gooders and corrupt rapscallions. Along with the rousing adventures there were satisfactions of a different sort: the enchantment of seeing architecture made real; the pride of creating housing, hospitals, schools, places of worship - shelter for the body and nourishment for the spirit.
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Weight: 417 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 30 mm
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