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A mayor's life : governing New York's gorgeous mosaic

Author: David N Dinkins; Peter Knobler
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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The former mayor--the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton--discusses his journey to becoming the 106th mayor of New York City.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: David N Dinkins; David N Dinkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David N Dinkins; Peter Knobler
ISBN: 1610393015 9781610393010 1610393023 9781610393027
OCLC Number: 826322884
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 385 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Foreword / Leonard Riggio --
1. Trenton Makes, the World Takes --
2. The Education of a Ditch Digger --
3. Home in Harlem --
4. "Walk in My Shoes" --
5. From Sugar to Shit in a New York Minute --
6. Borough President for Life --
7. The Race for Mayor --
8. Attacking the Problems, Not the Victims --
9. Safe Streets, Safe City --
10. From "Dave, Do Something!" to "Mayor Cool" --
11. Net Gain --
12. Mandela --
13. Crown Heights --
14. Race Against Rudy --
Postscript --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: David N. Dinkins, with Peter Knobler.

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