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A Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon
Sprecher: Dan Cashman
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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.

©2001 Mitchell Pacelle (P)2002 Penton Overseas Inc.


"This highly entertaining, well-researched a cross between great business writing and even greater gossip." (Publishers Weekly)
"A compelling read...Empire is memorable and has all the pieces of a riveting film: sex, divorce, money scams, even some jailbirds." (USA Today)
"A priceless cautionary tale about ego, greed, and vengeance, and the inevitable bust that follows every bubble." (

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