Great Fortune by Daniel Okrent audiobook

Great Fortune: The Epic of Rockefeller Center

By Daniel Okrent
Read by Christopher Grove

Tantor Audio 9780670031696
22.24 Hours 1
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In this hugely appealing book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent weaves together themes of money, politics, art, architecture, business, and society to tell the story of the majestic suite of buildings that came to dominate the heart of midtown Manhattan and with it, for a time, the heart of the world. At the center of Okrent's riveting story are four remarkable individuals: tycoon John D. Rockefeller, his ambitious son Nelson Rockefeller, real estate genius John R. Todd, and visionary skyscraper architect Raymond Hood. In the tradition of David McCullough's The Great Bridge, Ron Chernow's Titan, and Robert Caro's The Power Broker, Great Fortune is a stunning tribute to an American landmark that captures the heart and spirit of New York at its apotheosis.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

A New York Times Notable Book

In this hugely appealing book, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, acclaimed author and journalist Daniel Okrent weaves together themes of money, politics, art, architecture, business, and society to tell the story of the majestic suite of buildings that came to dominate the heart of midtown Manhattan and with it, for a time, the heart of the world. At the center of Okrent's riveting story are four remarkable individuals: tycoon John D. Rockefeller, his ambitious son Nelson Rockefeller, real estate genius John R. Todd, and visionary skyscraper architect Raymond Hood. In the tradition of David McCullough's The Great Bridge, Ron Chernow's Titan, and Robert Caro's The Power Broker, Great Fortune is a stunning tribute to an American landmark that captures the heart and spirit of New York at its apotheosis.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Altogether stirring and vivid and enjoyable.” New Yorker
“Puckish good humor and elegant prose.” Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: Daniel Okrent

Author Bio: Daniel Okrent

Daniel Okrent is author of four books, one of which, Great Fortune, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history. He was a featured commentator on Ken Burns’s PBS series Baseball. He was a fellow at the Shorenstein Center at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he is an associate. He was the first public editor of the New York Times, an editor-at-large of Time, Inc., and managing editor of Life magazine. He also worked in book publishing as an editor at Knopf and Viking and was editor-in-chief of general books at Harcourt Brace.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 22.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English