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

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

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442209107
  • Publisher: A Philip Turner Book with Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication date: 11/11/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,102,624
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    A real snoozer

    What a big waste of time. Paul Pope is the spoiled brat of Lois Pope.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    True Intentions...

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    A Total Waste of Time.

    That first comment above was definitely Paul Pope himself because everyone i've talked to who read this book hates it. You can tell that he is very conceited and made this book just for fame, not for the truth or entertainment.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2010

    Great Book

    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.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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