St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of New York City's best known landmarks. It is not without its artistic merits. It has housed some very important and colorful ceremonies in the past hundred years and remains today a busy center of spiritual activity. Its interesting and symbolic history is here sketched in journalistic fashion by a well known Catholic biographer. She recounts the story of the cathedral from the time it was first envisioned by Archbishop Hughes on through the successive stages of its building and decoration under Cardinal McCloskey, Archbishop Corrigan, Cardinal Farley, Cardinal Hayes and Cardinal Spellman. Attention is given to the personalities and achievements of these churchmen associated with its physical being and spiritual significance. The subject matter and popular style of this volume should ensure its wide appeal to a general reading public as well as Catholic market.