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

Author: David N Dinkins
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A revealing look at a devoted public servant who led New York City during tumultuous times, and whose personal values left an indelible mark on its historyHow did a scrawny black kid?the son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trenton?become the one-hundred-sixth mayor of New York City? It's a remarkable journey, told for the first time by David N. Dinkins, the mayor himself. Set against the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dinkins, David N.
A Mayor's Life : Governing New York's Gorgeous Mosaic.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2013
Named Person: David N Dinkins; David N Dinkins
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David N Dinkins
ISBN: 9781610393027 1610393023
OCLC Number: 854971488
Description: 1 online resource (409 pages)
Contents: Foreword by 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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This charming, self-effacing, and honest memoir by the former Mayor of New York City offers a canny portrait of the education of a politician during an era of political machines, and of a man whose  Read more...

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