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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (152 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neal Bascomb Narrator: Richard M. Davidson Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This riveting, true account of the 1929 race to build New York City's tallest skyscraper evokes the glory of an exciting time long past.

The Roaring Twenties were all about ambition, and New York embodied this mentality more than any other place in the world. In the spirit of the times, Walter Chrysler (of the Chrysler Building) and young financier George Ohrstrom (of the Manhattan Bank Building) competed to erect a structure that would reach to the skies. Behind it all were two brilliant architects, two men with a common past, but very different visions for the future.

Every bit as riveting as the best fiction, Higher takes fascinating characters and throws them into an extraordinary setting. The result is an unforgettable story filled with rich anecdotes and astounding feats. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cheryl | 1/10/2014

    " This is great historical book! Many characters and important people whose names you will recongnize and learn a lot about. I really liked it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike Moore | 12/29/2013

    " One of those books I had to buy after reading it. During the Depression, these two NY architects managed to battle for the rights to the world's tallest building. I'm a tortoise-like reader, and this was so gripping it took me only a few days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian | 12/23/2013

    " An awesome book if you are in to building and learning about NYC. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joann | 11/29/2013

    " The amazing story of the building of the Chrysler building and its unusual connections to Kansas. "

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