What a gem of a book - so well written, extensively researched and compelling.
Having lived in NYC for 25 years, I found this a particularly enriching history of one of the central areas of the city and one of the central families.
Great book for fans of history, New York, architecture, or just plain good writing.
Having a lifelong interest in architecture I have been fascinated by the cultural significance of Rockefeller Center since way back. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Hopeless with computers
More than merely (!) an epic of Rockefeller Center, this work combines social history of NYC in the '20's , 30's and '40's, with a broad and fascinating survey of American... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Irene J.Saks
Having lived in NYC for 25 years, I found this a particularly enriching history of one of the central areas of the city and one of the central families. Read morePublished 13 months ago by B. Young
This highly engrossing history of the creation of Rockefeller Center is full of surprises
and fascinating portraits of all the people involved creating this iconic... Read more
This book held my interest for the first 90% or so, which is about how the Center came to be. I was amazed by what I learned, and just how complex the story really was. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Stephen
This is a wonderful book filled with history, personalities, and gossip. It has a great, complex narrative but despite the complexity of the story there is no confusion--the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Robert Ginsberg
Really superb book. Actually, it's so dense I haven't finished it yet...but every bit and more fascinating than I expected.Published 15 months ago by Challen Armstrong
The story is good...especially after Chernows book on Rockefeller. But surprisingly, for one who I believe was an editor at Time, this needed editing...serious editing. Read morePublished on September 18, 2011 by shadocatch
Great Fortune, Daniel Okrent; Viking (2003)
In a way, it is good that this account of the creation of Rockefeller Center was "bumped up" to the front of the line on the... Read more