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by Wayne Barrett

  • ISBN: 0465005233
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Wayne Barrett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Basic Books (July 25, 2000)
  • Pages: 512
  • ePub book: 1615 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1989 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 396

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New York City's Mayor. The book clearly has a point of view," Wayne Barrett admits in the preface to his biography of the famously prickly New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani

New York City's Mayor. America's Number One Cop. A municipal superhero who needs no phone booth. A politician of astonishing complexity whose full story has never been told. Until now. Guiliani has assumed mythic proportions. The book clearly has a point of view," Wayne Barrett admits in the preface to his biography of the famously prickly New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani. A point of view, or a very sharp hatchet-readers might well get the two confused. For a representative sample, simply turn to the book's final pages: "The father he celebrated so often was a pathological predator.

I read this book months before 9-11 because I wanted to get an idea of the man that turned around NYC from the hellhole that it was.

Recommends it for: Everyone. I read this book months before 9-11 because I wanted to get an idea of the man that turned around NYC from the hellhole that it was. Yeah, I learned that he's a guy that you probably wouldn't want to work for, but not many can dispute what he's done.

Giuliani, Rudolph W, Statesmen, Mayors. New York : Basic Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani. by Adam Fifield and Wayne Barrett. This book is a gem. The emperor has no clothes and is only wearing a bad rug. Thank you Mr. Barrett. Biased But Well Reserched Political Biography. com User, February 19, 2004. As a lifelong resident of New York City who came of age during the Giuliani years, i found this book very interesting.

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New York City's Mayor. Guiliani has assumed mythic proportions, the can-do emblem of the new urban politics. Wayne Barrett, co-author of the bestselling City for Sale, draws on twenty years of reporting on Giuliani to bring us the most comprehensive and newsbreaking biography of a man of giant contradictions and unpredictable expectations.

Barrett, Wayne Rudy!: An Investigative Biography Of Rudy Giuliani, Basic Books . a b c d "A Biography of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani". Retrieved November 18, 2006.

Barrett, Wayne Rudy!: An Investigative Biography Of Rudy Giuliani, Basic Books; ISBN 0465005241, ISBN 978-0465005246. Rudy Giuliani: The Long View of Leadership". Wally Bock's Monday Memo. Retrieved October 26, 2007. The Democratic Party DNC Statement on Giuliani's Potential Presidential Bid Archived July 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. a b c d e f g Jack Newfield, "The Full Rudy: The Man, the Mayor, the Myth", The Nation, May 30, 2002; retrieved June 2, 2007. "What an anti-Giuliani ad should say".

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Rudy Guiliani. New York City's Mayor. America's Number One Cop. A municipal superhero who needs no phone booth. A politician of astonishing complexity whose full story has never been told. Until now. Guiliani has assumed mythic proportions, the can-do emblem of the new urban politics. He has been heralded as the ultimate turn-around artist - projecting himself as the reformer who single-handedly salvaged a crime-ridden and blighted New York. From his days in the Eighties as the Michael Milken-busting U.S. Attorney of Manhattan to his current purge of hundreds of thousands from his city's welfare rolls, Giuliani has targeted rich and poor with the same relentless certitude. This investigative biography starts with the college kid who confided his presidential dream to his girlfriend and practiced future campaign speeches in front of her at home. It analyzes his substantial impact as U.S. Attorney, badly wounding the Mafia, ransacking the white collared halls of Wall Street and forever changing the face of New York politics. It looks at his celebrated crime reduction and other achievements through a new lens, highlighting the single-mindedness that has made Giuliani one of America's most important and controversial figures. With two marriages as troubled and secretive as his family history, Giuliani is on every New Yorker's therapeutic couch, stirring feelings as intense as the ones that visibly boil inside of him. Though he has become a national legend, his re-election total in 1997 was the lowest in seventy-four years. Wayne Barrett, co-author of the bestselling City for Sale , draws on twenty years of reporting on Giuliani to bring us the most comprehensive and newsbreaking biography of a man of giant contradictions and unpredictable expectations.

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Mr.Twister Mr.Twister
What a book.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani has national name recognition because Americans perceive him as having singlehandedly cleaned up the streets of the world's greatest city, and in large measure, he has. Or so he has said, alleges author Wayne Barrett. Whether Rudy did it or not, he's managed to get the credit, and visitors to New York probably aren't too concerned about the particulars so long as they can walk the streets feeling measurably safer. Non-New Yorkers must wish their leadership would snatch a page from his book. This is Rudy's book.
Barrett tells Rudy's story in a narrative so riveting that the reader forgets this is non-fiction. Even though we know how the story ends, one wonders how Barrett will present what had previously seemed so obvious and straightforward.
This author is a master of research as evidenced by the sure way he maneuvers through the twists and barbed tangles of Rudy's life, confidently using punchy adjectives to describe each episode as if he had been there. Some vignettes are so embarrassing, so personal, that an involuntary cringe is inevitable, but the reporting of such events, oddly enough, makes Rudy seem a little more like an ordinary man, vulnerable at times, cruel at others, ambitious, driven and self-absorbed. Barrett spends considerable time discussing Rudy's family especially some of Rudy's unsavory relatives, the kind that mothers won't discuss or have to dinner. We all know how that is.
Unlike most of us, however, Rudy was and is a powerful man whose negative influence made life worse for the people of Haiti, for example, when he, as a key member of the Reagan Justice Department, was responsible for erecting "the floating Berlin wall" which prevented desperate refugees from seeking asylum in the United States from a vicious and repressive government.
Barrett has known Rudy for a long time. He knew him as a morally scrupulous younger man who once wanted to be a priest, but Barrett takes us touring from those days to these when political success is vastly more important than caring for the disenfranchised. The question implicit in the reporting seems to be, `If you could knock down crime, keep the city clean, and entice the tourists and their dollars into what was fairly recently a seedy city, why can't you just as well transform the lives of the poor and provide a decent education for children who are as poor as you once were?'
"Rudy!" is an exceptional work that will leave the reader marveling at the detail and the author's intimacy with his subject, an interesting man who is sorrowfully, just another politician.
Dugor Dugor
For those steeped in American history, the state of New York is one of the few reliable stepping places for American politicians to reach great heights. First came the Roosevelt's, then came the Rockefellers, and in the past two decades we have Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani. The latter is one of America's best salesman in politics, and this highly readable book provides an in-depth biography and breakdown of the man's personal and professional career, and how intertwined they are. Starting with a gritty look at his family's origins, and their ties to organized crime, the book traces Rudy's life in school, his entrance into school politics, then his days in college culminating with law school. From there the book covers his work as prosecutor, both for the state of New York and then in the federal government under Ronald Reagan.

All this time, we see a man who is a progressive liberal outside of the courtroom, and a relentless prosecutor inside of it. But joining both aspects of his personality was an opportunism, an addiction to his own self-success and self-promotion. The author of this book painstakingly examines key cases worked on by Rudy, and breaks down his contributions versus those of others; contrasting how his declared successes often came on the backs of others. Then comes the meat of the book; his campaigns and finally his reign as mayor. Thru all this is his gradual but steady move to the right on everything he can publicly get away with. Whether it be his self-proclaimed family values, to his policies on welfare and poverty-relief, the author shows a public man no better than thousands of other politicians in the same time frame.... going with the flow. And like other Republicans of the era, we also see an extremely self-centered man who is willing to sacrifice anyone to get ahead and stay ahead. Examples include taking credit for achievements of prior administrations, keeping himself in the limelight, disciplining underlings who spoke without permission, etc...

Behind the public man is a private man who also is never satisfied. This book does a meticulous job breaking down the relationships both marital and extramarital of Rudy. These include his two known marriages, the mistresses he had outside of them, and most importantly, how he used the woman to further his professional career, and discarded them once they were not useful. This included his attempted nullification of his first marriage to avoid the public stigma of divorce, to his using his second wife as a campaign consultant and manager until he hooks up with his press secretary. All of this under the limelight of New York's media attests to the skills and guile of a man.

This book was published before the 9-11 attacks. A careful study of the events around the attack, and how the city and state government cleaned up after it only further attests to the personal corruption of this man. Whether it was allowing the police and firefighters back into Ground Zero when it was clear the air was too toxic too breathe, to the quick destruction of evidence and subsequent cover-up, all of it smells like a deal Rudy made with the Bush administration and US elite whereby he gets support to run for the presidency.

My only critique of this book was its general use of sources. The author cites numerous private events in his subject's life, but rarely specifies who gave him the insight into these events. We have to take the author's thanks of his multiple sources at the end of the book.