Martin Dressler

Martin Dressler

The Tale of An American Dreamer

Book - 1996
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The rise and fall of a man of imagination. From a helper in his grandfather's cigar store in 19th Century New York, he rises to become an entrepreneur of fabulous creations, culminating in a hotel with moonlight, waterfalls and a Grecian temple where maidens recite poetry around the clock. Facing ruin, he comes to the conclusion he dreamed the wrong dream. By the author of Edwin Mullhouse.
Publisher: New York : Crown, c1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780517703199
051770319X
Characteristics: viii, 294 p. ; 22 cm

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anivison
Jan 15, 2012

A small book, with a big dreamer. Martin Dressler is an interesting character - ambitious. The author does a great job of putting you in New York - although it feels like the 1920s vs. late 1800s. Worth a read, and intriguing.

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Cabby
Dec 05, 2007

Winner 1997 Pulitzer prize.

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