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Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings

by Samuel C. Florman St. Martin's Press (March 13, 2012)

Good Guys, Wiseguys, and Putting Up Buildings is an engaging memoir about one man's career in construction--rising to the top of an industry renowned for crime, corruption, violence, physical danger, and the...


The Flatiron

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou St. Martin's Press (June 08, 2010)

The marvelous story of the Flatiron: the instantly recognizable building that signaled the start of a new era in New York history.

Critics hated it. The public feared it would topple over. Passersby were knocked...


Devil's Mile

by Alice Sparberg Alexiou St. Martin's Press (July 24, 2018)

The New York Times Book Review: "Alexiou guides us through this checkered history with gusto."

Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history,...


Intimate Companions

by David Leddick St. Martin's Press (November 24, 2015)

Photographer George Platt Lynes, painter Paul Cadmus, and critic Lincoln Kirstein played a major role in creating the institutions of the American art world from the late 1920s to the early 1950s. The three...


Versailles

by Tony Spawforth St. Martin's Press (March 16, 2010)

The behind-the-scenes story of the world's most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace's legacy, from French history through today

The story of Versailles...


Aphrodite and the Rabbis

by Burton L. Visotzky St. Martin's Press (September 13, 2016)

Hard to believe but true:

- The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet

- The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers

- Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas

- Hellenistic rhetoric...