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Author Sherman, Scott (Scott G.), author.

Title Patience and fortitude [Axis 360 electronic resource]: power, real estate, and the fight to save a public library / Scott Sherman.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2015.
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject New York Public Library -- History.
New York Public Library -- Administration.
New York Public Library -- Finance.
New York Public Library -- Buildings.
New York Public Library -- Public opinion.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (New York, N.Y.) -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- New York (State) -- New York.
Library buildings -- Remodeling -- New York (State) -- New York.
Historic preservation -- New York (State) -- New York -- Citizen participation.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Sherman, Scott (Scott G.). Patience and fortitude 9781612194295 (DLC) 2015013284 (OCoLC)891854169
ISBN 9781612194301 electronic bk.
1612194303 electronic bk.
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