It Is , And Ground Has Just Been Broken For The Empire State Building One Of The Thousands Of Men Who Will Come To Work High Above The City Is Michael Briody, An Irish Immigrant Torn Between His Desire To Make A New Life In America And His Pledge To Gather Money And Arms For The Irish Republican Cause When He Meets Grace Masterson, An Alluring Artist Who Is Depicting
Thomas Kelly b 1960 is the author of three novels set in New York City Born in New York, Kelly spent ten years as a construction worker and sandhog working in the subway tunnels beneath the city before attending Fordham University and Harvard University, where he received a master s degree in public administration Kelly parlayed his experience in union politics into a job as an advance man for the campaign of New York City mayor David Dinkins, an experience which would form the basis for some of his fiction.Kelly began writing in the mid 1990s, and published his debut, Payback, in 1997 A gritty look at the overlap between construction and the Mafia, it was critically acclaimed and adapted to film by David Mamet Kelly s other works are The Rackets 2001 , which was inspired by Kelly s experience working for City Hall, and Empire Rising 2005 , a historical novel about the construction of the Empire State Building.
- 400 pages
- Empire Rising
- Thomas Kelly
- 06 July 2019 Thomas Kelly