Problems at the Plaza

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Monday, December 08, 2008

Condos in the newly renovated Plaza Hotel have been sold for tens of millions of dollars. Find out about the many lawsuits over shoddy construction used in those very expensive apartments. Also: a look at 13 books that helped shape America's history and identity. Plus, the role race has played in Castro's Cuba.

Trouble at the Plaza Hotel

Condos in the newly renovated Plaza Hotel have been sold for tens of millions of dollars. Find out why lawsuits have been filed over shoddy construction in those very expensive apartments, and whether the NYC landmark’s renovation has been mishandled. Evgenia Peretz has written an article in the Jan. issue ...

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Books That Changed America

Poet, novelist, and critic Jay Parini talks about the thirteen books he says shaped America’s history and identity – from William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation to Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People. His new book is Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America.

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Unlocking the Past in Poland

Erin Einhorn talks about her Jewish family’s complicated relationship with what they left behind in Poland during WWII. She’s the author of The Pages In Between.

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Race and Revolution in Cuba

Carlos Moore, the son of Jamaican parents who immigrated to Cuba in search of a better life, talks about the role of race in Castro’s Cuba. His new book is Pichon.

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