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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (40 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mitchell Pacelle Narrator: Dan Cashman Publisher: Penton Overseas Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2002 ISBN:
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The Empire State Building is an icon as immediately recognizable as the Eiffel Tower or the Taj Mahal. For some of the world's most powerful people, it is the ultimate prize. In a riveting chronicle of betrayal, revenge, family rivalry, and raw greed, award-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Mitchell Pacelle tells the compelling tale of the Empire State Building ownership battle of the 1980s and '90s.

Pacelle brings to life a colorful cast of characters that includes many of the most notorious players in international real estate, including Donald Trump, Leona Helmsley, and the eccentric Japanese billionaire Hideki Yokoi. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 9/15/2012

    " not a book i would generally pick up and read, however, it was rather interesting to learn who was involved in all the scandel in the battle for this american icon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 3/12/2012

    " Fiction is my favorite reading passtime however the occasional non-fiction catches me up just as well and this book marks one of those occasions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 2/13/2011

    " Who knew rich people could be so cut-throat? Just kidding...of course we knew! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al Borden | 11/16/2009

    " great story. interesting to learn that rich New Yorkers can be pushy, greedy and lacking all ethical standards of conduct "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/11/2009

    " If you enjoy a real life mystery story this is it. Starts with wealthy families in the US, then moves to a family in Japan and ends with a struggle of big names to own the Empire State Building. You don't want to put this one down........ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb | 10/12/2009

    " Fiction is my favorite reading passtime however the occasional non-fiction catches me up just as well and this book marks one of those occasions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 1/25/2009

    " If you enjoy a real life mystery story this is it. Starts with wealthy families in the US, then moves to a family in Japan and ends with a struggle of big names to own the Empire State Building. You don't want to put this one down........ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 9/29/2008

    " Who knew rich people could be so cut-throat? Just kidding...of course we knew! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 9/21/2008

    " great story. interesting to learn that rich New Yorkers can be pushy, greedy and lacking all ethical standards of conduct "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 2/19/2007

    " not a book i would generally pick up and read, however, it was rather interesting to learn who was involved in all the scandel in the battle for this american icon. "

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