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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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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date October 11, 2010
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Mp3 una
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441768926
ISBN-10 1441768920
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: A story that reads like The Godfather has been crossed with Citizen Kane. The Deeds of My Fathers is the riveting true story of two men, a father and a son, who each started with nothing and built an empire.

Generoso Pope, Sr., an Italian immigrant, arrived in New York in 1906 with only pennies in his pocket. He got a job shoveling sand, but through his intelligence, natural leadership, ruthlessness, and ability to woo powerful politicians such as Jimmy Walker and Franklin Roosevelt, he worked his way up to become the biggest provider of cement, just as it was becoming the key building material for New York, vital to landmarks such as Rockerfeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.

Gene Pope, Jr. was his father's choice to inherit and run the business, but Gene's mother and two brothers forced him out, and he found himself penniless and on his own. With a loan from his godfather, mobster Frank Costello, Gene bought the New York Enquirer. He renamed it the National Enquirer and focused on the paranormal, celebrities, and the hopes and fears of Americans. Gene forced the tabloid into the supermarkets and became a powerful media force, peaking with the seven million copies sold of the blockbuster expose' on the death of Elvis.

This captivating narrative, told for the first time, chronicles the emergence in America of an Italian immigrant and his son whose deeds would make them among the most prominent practitioners of power and influence in this country. Based on previously untapped sources, this book presents an archetypal story of the American century, told candidly by a consummate insider who lets all the chips--the light & the dark--fall where they may.

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CD/Spoken Word
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With Keith Szarabajka (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 11, 2010)
9781441768919 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $29.95
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With Keith Szarabajka (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 11, 2010)
9781441768926 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $29.95
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