Good Guys, Wise Guys, and Putting up Buildings

Good Guys, Wise Guys, and Putting up Buildings

A Life in Construction

Book - 2012
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A memoir about one man's career in construction--rising to the top of an industry renowned for crime, corruption, violence, physical danger, and the chronic risk of financial catastrophe. 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.--from Syndetics.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312641672
Branch Call Number: 921 F639
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 22 cm

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