The Full Rudy by Jack Newfield
The Man, the Myth, the Mania (Nation Books)

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In the wake of September 11th Rudolph Guiliani became "America's mayor." He is remembered for cutting crime, taking charge when the twin towers fell, and displaying leadership when others were overwhelmed. Named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" and knighted by Her Majesty the Queen, he now charges $100,000 a speech and is the frontrunner for the GOP ticket in 2008. But while Rudy wants to be President, this classic account by the late New York journalist Jack Newfield — who knew him for more than twenty years and had many private conversations with him — is a classic muckraking foray into Rudy's dark places. Newfield shows he is "a C-plus mayor…who has become an A-plus myth." Newfield talks to those who know Rudy best, revealing a portrait of an intolerant, authoritarian leader whose strengths are canceled out by "immense weaknesses of temperament, opportunism, and intolerance." This new edition of the award-winning book has a preface by best-selling author Joe Conason.
 

About Jack Newfield

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Jack Newfield has written for "The Village Voice," the "New York Daily News," "The New York Post," and is currently a Senior Fellow at "The Nation" magazine. He is the author of, among other books, "Robert Kennedy," "City for Sale" (with Wayne Barrett), and "Only in America: The Life and Crimes of Don King," His documentary on Don King for PBS received an Emmy Award in 1992. He lives with his wife Janie Eisenberg in Greenwich Village.
 
Published June 6, 2007 by Nation Books. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Readers outside New York City may recall the more notorious incidents recounted here, such as Giuliani's attempt to shut down the Brooklyn Museum of Art over an allegedly sacrilegious exhibit, but they'll also see Giuliani portrayed as a political opportunist who changed party affiliations twice ...

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