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Empire on the Hudson
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Doig's precision and thoroughness are valuable. His passion for the role of public building in urban life... is evident.... He writes with a detachment that gives him an authority over the subject matter. (New York Review of Books)
This stirring, keenly-written history is filled with insiders'details and jousts with mayors, governors, and even a president. (Political Science Quarterly)
A fascinating organizational biography...For its behind-the-scenes views of two of the New York area's vital public structures, the George Washington Bridge and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the book deserves a permanent place in every construction and engineering library. (Engineering News Record)
About the Author
Jameson W. Doig is professor of politics and public affairs in the Politics Department and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. His previous books include New York: The Politics of Urban Regional Development (with Michael N. Danielson) and Leadership and Innovation: A Biographical Perspective on Entrepreneurs in Government (with Erwin C. Hargrove).
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It's a fascinating story..