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Higher A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City

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ISBN-10: 0767912683

ISBN-13: 9780767912686

Edition: N/A

Authors: Neal Bascomb

List price: $19.00
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The Roaring Twenties in New York was a time of exuberant ambition, free-flowing optimism, an explosion of artistic expression in the age of Prohibition. New York was the city that embodied the spirit and strength of a newly powerful America.  In 1924, in the vibrant heart of Manhattan, a fierce rivalry was born.  Two architects, William Van Alen and Craig Severance (former friends and successful partners, but now bitter adversaries), set out to imprint their individual marks on the greatest canvas in the world--the rapidly evolving skyline of New York City.  Each man desired to build the city’s tallest building, or ‘skyscraper.’ Each would stop at nothing to outdo his rival. Van Alen was…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 9/21/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Neal Bascomb was born in Denver, Colorado in 1971. Neal graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with dual degrees in Economics and English Literature. Neal's first book was Higher (Doubleday) which was chosen for a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. His other works include Perfect Mile (Houghton Mifflin), Red Mutiny (Houghton Mifflin), and Hunting Eichmann (Houghton Mifflin). In 2014 his title, The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi, made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Prologue: The Soaring Twenties
A Hunch, Then a Demand
The Architect-Artist
A Proud and Soaring Thing
The Organization Man
Make the Land Pay
An American Invention
The Poet in Overalls
To Scrape the Sky
Equivalent to War
A Three-way Race
Interlude: Oxygen to the Fire
Call It a "Vertex"
A Monument to the Future
The Prize of the Race
The Butterfly and Its Cocoon
Crash
Pharaoh Against Pharaoh
Aladdin's Genii and Paper Fights
The Chase into the Sky
Excelsior
Epilogue: Spirit--Not Steel and Stone
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography