Martin Dressler by Steven Millhauser

ImageTitle:  Martin Dressler:  The Tale of an American Dreamer

Author:  Steven Millhauser

Call #:  MIL

Millhauser follows the life of entrepreneur Martin Dressler as he rises from cigar shop clerk to hotel magnate in the 19th Century in New York City.  Dressler’s outrageous imagination and desire to create a hotel that will be “a world within the world, rivaling the world,” and ultimately replacing the real world, is doomed for failure.

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