The Full Rudy: The Man, the Myth, the Mania

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Nation Books, May 16, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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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.

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Contents

The Man and the Myth
1
The First Amendment
15
Education
37
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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.