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

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Buildings,
  • Finance,
  • New York Public Library,
  • Administration,
  • Historic preservation,
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York, N.Y.),
  • Public opinion,
  • Citizen participation,
  • Library buildings,
  • Remodeling,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190) and index.

StatementScott Sherman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsZ733.N6 S54 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 205 pages
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27186401M
ISBN 10161219429X
ISBN 109781612194295
LC Control Number2015013284
OCLC/WorldCa891854169

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