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.
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“Where your heart is, there will your Treasure be also” Luke 12:34 Did you know that you are a treasure hunter? Regardless of who we are or where we live in the world there are some things that are universally true about all of us, and one of those realities is that everybody seeks treasure. It doesn’t matter if it is physical or spiritual; simple…
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.
From the Hardcover edition.