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The Resource Patience and fortitude : power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library, Scott Sherman

Patience and fortitude : power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library, Scott Sherman

Label
Patience and fortitude : power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library
Title
Patience and fortitude
Title remainder
power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library
Statement of responsibility
Scott Sherman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting investigation of a beloved library caught in the crosshairs of real estate, power, and the people's interests--by the reporter who broke the story. In a series of cover stories for The Nation magazine, journalist Scott Sherman uncovered the ways in which Wall Street logic almost took down one of New York City's most beloved and iconic institutions: the New York Public Library. In the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, the library's leaders forged an audacious plan to sell off multiple branch libraries, mutilate a historic building, and send millions of books to a storage facility in New Jersey. Scholars, researchers, and readers would be out of luck, but real estate developers and New York's Mayor Bloomberg would get what they wanted. But when the story broke, the people fought back, as famous writers, professors, and citizens' groups came together to defend a national treasure. Rich with revealing interviews with key figures, Patience and Fortitude is at once a hugely readable history of the library's secret plans, and a stirring account of a rare triumph against the forces of money and power"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sherman, Scott
Dewey number
027.4747
Index
index present
LC call number
Z733.N6
LC item number
S54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Public Library
  • New York Public Library
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York Public Library
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York, N.Y.)
  • Public opinion
  • Library buildings
  • Historic preservation
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Buildings
  • Finance
  • Historic preservation
  • Library buildings
  • Management
  • Politics and government
  • Public opinion
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Label
Patience and fortitude : power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library, Scott Sherman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"There will never be an end to this library" -- "A great work" -- Decay and renewal -- "The greatest project ever" -- Hubris and corporate logic -- An invitation to act -- "I will raise the money" -- "Don't gut our lions" -- "The wrong plan."
Control code
ocn891854169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781612194295
Lccn
2015013284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891854169
  • (Sirsi) a1860775
Label
Patience and fortitude : power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library, Scott Sherman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"There will never be an end to this library" -- "A great work" -- Decay and renewal -- "The greatest project ever" -- Hubris and corporate logic -- An invitation to act -- "I will raise the money" -- "Don't gut our lions" -- "The wrong plan."
Control code
ocn891854169
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781612194295
Lccn
2015013284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)891854169
  • (Sirsi) a1860775

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