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DREAMING BIG

Ambition and Aspiration in 1970s Upstate New York

BySteve Newvine

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The Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza is the largest state government office complex in the United States. It took over ten years to build, at a cost of over two-billion 1960s dollars. The project was conceived and started by Governor Rockefeller, with the state legislature seemingly helpless to reign in the scope and costs. Criticized by some as big government spending gone awry, it nonetheless kept thousands of union tradesmen working for well over a decade. One of those legislators concerned about the growing project pursues her own pathway to the state’s highest office. Among those working on the project is a family of carpenters from northern New York who join thousands of other tradesmen from all over the state to make this big dream a reality. This is a fictionalized account of the ups and downs of a blue collar family, a Republican Governor, and a Democrat legislator on her way up. They all are dreaming big. Find out whether those dreams will come true.

Details

Publication Date
Oct 31, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781794871977
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Steve Newvine

Specifications

Pages
109
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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