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Good Guys, Wise Guys, and Putting Up Buildings: A Life in Construction

Good Guys, Wise Guys, and Putting Up Buildings: A Life in Construction

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by Samuel C. Florman  
Language: English
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Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings is an engaging 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. 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.

 

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Book: Good Guys, Wise Guys, and Putting Up Buildings: A Life in Construction
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ISBN: 0312641672
ISBN-13: 9780312641672
Binding: Hardbound
Publishing Date: 2012-03-13
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Number of Pages: 320
Language: English
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