Empire: a Tale of Obsession, Betrayal, and the Battle for an American Icon

Author(s): Mitchell Pacelle

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This is a true business story centered on the greedy international tycoons who declared war over the Empire State Building. This account reveals the 11th-hour deal-breaking secrets; a tale of international competition, cross-cultural misunderstanding, family rivalry, and raw greed.


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MITCHELL PACELLE is an award-winning journalist who has covered business for The Wall Street Journal over the past eleven years. He won the New York Press Club's 1999 Business Reporting Award, was a finalist for UCLA's Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, and was part of the team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the collapse of the Long-Term Capital Management hedge fund.

Prologue.PART ONE: SKY'S THE LIMIT.1. The Deal and the Deception.2. Reaching for the Sky.3. Trophy Hunting.4. Yokoi's Secret.5. Yokoi Meets His Match.6. Old Guard, New World.7. East Meets West.PART TWO: TOWER OF DISCORD.8. Who Owns the Empire State Building?9. Trumps' Broadside.10. The French Front.11. Fall of the House of Harry.12. Sibling Rivalry.13. Behind Bars.14. A Meeting with Daddy.15. Yokoi's Last Stand.16. Heirs.17. Donald's Endgame.Epilogue.Source Notes.Acknowledgments.Index.

General Fields

  • : 9780471238652
  • : wiley
  • : wiley
  • : September 2002
  • : 228mm X 153mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mitchell Pacelle
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 333.33873097471
  • : 344
  • : portraits