Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center

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A social history of the creation of Rockefeller Center notes how its ambitious planning process was compromised by the depression; identifies the roles of such individuals as Gertrude Vanderbilt, Georgia O'Keefe, and Benito Mussolini; and cites the eccentric personalities that oversaw its construction. 50,000 first printing.

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A great book. Nuanced, clever and rollicking, itÆs nonfiction as a work of art. (The New York Observer)

Altogether stirring and vivid and enjoyable. (The New Yorker)

Puckish good humor and elegant prose. (The Wall Street Journal)

Delightful and exhaustive (but never exhausting)à the dazzling, complex story of how New YorkÆs acropolis came to be. (The Smithsonian)

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Daniel Okrent is a prizewinning journalist, a frequent television commentator, and the author of several highly acclaimed books. For many years, he was a senior editorial executive at Time Inc. and a contributor to all of the company's major magazines.

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