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The prince of the city : Giuliani, New York, and the genius of American life

Author: Fred Siegel
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2007, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This text presents a character study of one of America's most charismatic public figures, a history of New York over the years, & an inquiry into the issue of how cities thrive or die. It concludes with a look at how Guiliani's successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has handled his legacy & at what lies in Guiliani's political future.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Rudolph W Giuliani
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Siegel
ISBN: 1594031495 9781594031496
OCLC Number: 84739858
Notes: With new afterword by the author. -- Cover
Description: xvii, 392 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1: New York before Giuliani --
Mayors and mores in the ungovernable city --
David Dinkins' vision --
Failure and ferment --
Rethinking --
Rematch --
The changing of the guard --
2: Giuliani takes charge --
Breaking the mold --
The democratic Rudy? --
Smart policing --
Work is the best social policy --
Shakedown city --
Rudy on the ropes --
Racial racketeering --
The mayoral election: Ruth vs. Rudy --
3: The second term --
Lame duck term --
Impeach Rudy! --
CUNY and the genius of American life --
The grand Guignol --
Rehearsal for terror --
The best of times / The worst of times --
Bernard Kerik and Jason Turner: round two of crime and welfare reform --
Running after Rudy, part I --
4: 9/11 and after --
Terror from the skies --
Running after Rudy, part II --
City hall after Rudy / Rudy after city hall.
Responsibility: Fred Siegel with Harry Siegel.

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