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Good guys, wiseguys, and putting up buildings : a life in construction / Samuel C. Florman.

Florman, Samuel C. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780312641672 :
  • ISBN: 0312641672 :
  • Physical Description: p. cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.

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Citation/References Note: PW 01/23/2012
Kirkus 02/15/2012
Summary, etc.: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Civil engineers > United States > Biography.
Contractors > United States > Biography.
Construction industry > New York (State) > New York > History.
New York (N.Y.) > Buildings, structures, etc. > History.

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