The Deeds Of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

The Deeds Of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today

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by Paul Pope
     
 

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This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds work in the sand pits of Long Island, just as this coarse sand, mixed with cement, is becoming New York City's key building block. He becomes foreman, then

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This engrossing saga begins when Generoso Pope, Sr., just 15, flees Italy and his domineering father, sailing to America with only pennies in his pockets. He passes through Ellis Island in 1906 and soon finds work in the sand pits of Long Island, just as this coarse sand, mixed with cement, is becoming New York City's key building block. He becomes foreman, then president of a company supplying material for landmarks like Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center. Intent on becoming a kingmaker, he also constructs a media empire, becoming publisher of the Italian-American newspaper, Il Progresso. His endorsement is soon sought by politicians aspiring to become mayor of New York City and president of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442209107
Publisher:
A Philip Turner Book with Rowman & Littlefield
Publication date:
11/11/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
628,088
File size:
4 MB

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Deeds of My Fathers: How My Grandfather and Father Built New York and Created the Tabloid World of Today 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
loispope-dot-com More than 1 year ago
What a big waste of time. Paul Pope is the spoiled brat of Lois Pope.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Agreed with the person above! Book was made for fame to make Paul's dream of becoming like his Great Grandfather Generoso Pope - rich and famous. He talks about how he is so family based...Then why did he make a website bashing his mother? Absolutely sick!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read. You need to read carefully first couple of chapters and be a Sherlock Holmes to fully get the background Generoso. I think this would be a better movie than a read. It was a nail biter!
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This is the best book that I have read in a long time. I would highly recommend it. It begins with Generoso's humble beginning to the end of his life. He passed on his determination and dreams to his son and his grandson. Leaving his home in Italy as a young man with little money but his pride and determination kept him going. He never gave up even when the odds were against him. Good read.