The Prince of the City by Fred Siegel
Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life

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The Prince of the City is at once a fascinating character study of one of America's most charismatic public figures, a history of New York over the last forty years, and a classic inquiry into the issue of how cities thrive or die. Siegel's story culminates with a dramatic account of September 11, 2001, revealing how Giuliani's s eight years in office had prepared him and the city to rise to this tragic occasion and how in the aftermath of the attack he became America's Mayor. Siegel concludes with a look at how Guiliani's successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has handled his legacy and at what lies in Guiliani's political future.
 

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Fred Siegel is a professor of history at The Cooper Union for Science and Art in New York City and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington.
 
Published July 1, 2005 by Encounter Books. 408 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Fred Siegel has produced the first book-length reckoning with Rudy Giuliani's philosophy, achievements and legacy.

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Fred Siegel has produced the first book-length reckoning with Rudy Giuliani's philosophy, achievements and legacy.

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Siegel shows how Giuliani, starting with deep convictions but almost no knowledge of urban issues, absorbed the new paradigm and systematically applied it to governance.

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Two biographies of Giuliani appeared during his tenure, but in ''The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life,'' Siegel has produced the first book-length reckoning with Giuliani's philosophy, achievements and legacy.

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Fred Siegel has produced the first book-length reckoning with Rudy Giuliani's philosophy, achievements and legacy.

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Despite its title, this book is more a biography of late-20th-century New York than of former Mayor Giuliani.

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