Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting up Buildings
A Life in ConstructionBook - 2012 | 1st ed.
"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: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 624.092 FLORM
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 22 cm.