Empire Rising by Thomas Kelly audiobook

Empire Rising

By Thomas Kelly
Read by Michael Deehy

Blackstone Publishing
16.15 Hours 1
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It is 1930—the Depression—and ground has just been broken for the Empire State Building. One of the thousands of men erecting the building 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 the great skyscraper's ascent from her houseboat on the East River, Briody's life turns exhilarating—and dangerous, for Grace is also a paramour of Johnny Farrell, Mayor Jimmy Walker's liaison with Tammany Hall and the underworld. Their heartbreaking love story is also a chronicle of the city's rough passage from a working-class enclave to a world-class metropolis.

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A 2005 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

It is 1930—the Depression—and ground has just been broken for the Empire State Building. One of the thousands of men erecting the building 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 the great skyscraper's ascent from her houseboat on the East River, Briody's life turns exhilarating—and dangerous, for Grace is also a paramour of Johnny Farrell, Mayor Jimmy Walker's liaison with Tammany Hall and the underworld. Their heartbreaking love story is also a chronicle of the city's rough passage from a working-class enclave to a world-class metropolis.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Empire Rising is everything a period novel should be.” Time
“There is a compelling muscularity to his work—the plots barrel along, the characters are wildly colorful.” New York Times
“An extraordinary thriller about the political gangsters, builders, and bullies who constructed the Empire State Building.” Esquire
“New York in 1930 shines through the pages with high resolution.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: Thomas Kelly

Author Bio: Thomas Kelly

Thomas Kelly is the author of The Rackets and Payback. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 16.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English