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America's mayor : the hidden history of Rudy Giuliani's New York

Author: Rob Polner
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rudy Giuliani's admirably flinty response to the horrifying events of 9/11 has made him a national hero, positioning him for big things to come in the nation's political life, as governor of New York, in Hillary Rodham Clinton's coveted US Senate seat or, his ultimate quest, the White House. But the outpouring of praise for his performance after September 11,2001, has obscured many uncomfortable facts about
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Named Person: Rudolph W Giuliani; Rudolph W Giuliani; Rudolph W Giuliani; Rudolph W Giuliani
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rob Polner
ISBN: 1932360581 9781932360585
OCLC Number: 57754483
Description: xxxv, 186 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: 9/10 / Michael Tomasky --
Prosecution / Jerry Capeci and Tom Robbins --
Courtesy / Susan Jacoby --
Reputation / Jim Dwyer ; First person / Rosalie Harman --
Need / Neil deMause --
Largesse / Charles V. Bagli --
Instruction / LynNell Hancock --
Economy / James Parrott and David Dyssegaard Kallick --
Budget / Paul Moses --
Order / Luc Sante --
Liberty / Debbie Nathan ; First person / Steve Powers --
Enforcement / Hugh Pearson ; First person / Margarita Rosario --
Shelter / Glenn Thrush --
Integrity / Dan Janison --
Message / Richard Steier --
Command / Kathleen Brady --
Control / Glenn Corbett --
Legacy / Kevin Baker.
Responsibility: edited by Robert Polner ; with a preface by Jimmy Breslin.
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"Rudy Giuliani's admirably flinty response to the horrifying events of 9/11 has made him a national hero, positioning him for big things to come in the nation's political life, as governor of New York, in Hillary Rodham Clinton's coveted US Senate seat or, his ultimate quest, the White House. But the outpouring of praise for his performance after September 11,2001, has obscured many uncomfortable facts about Giuliani, one of the most polarizing figures in the history or a great and frenetic city.".

"This book collects the original essays and reporting of some of New York's most perceptive authors and reporters on Giuliani's two terms as mayor. The writers have few illusions about Rudy's turbulent reign, offering an informative and fascinating corrective to today's simplistic celebration of "America's Mayor.""--BOOK JACKET.

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