Citizen Cohn

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Doubleday, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 483 pages
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Roy Cohn was perhaps the most outrageous personality and the most unrepentant opportunist of our time. His effect on lives and institutions was profound. Presidents, media barons, and countless celebrities, business moguls, gangsters, judges, and endless politicians crossed Cohn's path as clients, friends, and enemies, including J. Edgar Hoover, Senator Joe McCarthy, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Ronald Reagan, Robert Kennedy, Barbara Walters, Si Newhouse, Cardinal Spellman, Donald Trump, Fat Tony Salerno, Louis Nizer, Claus von Bulow, Rupert Murdoch, George Steinbrenner, and many more. Cohn's power was so widespread and his life so complex that it is only in this extraordinary biography that the full story of Roy Cohn is revealed.

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Roy Cohn was not so much a lawyer as an operator. All his life, he preferred manipulating connections with the rich and powerful to playing by the rules diligently. von Hoffman's biography is a fuller ... Read full review

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User Review  - Louise_Waugh - LibraryThing

Roy Cohn was a complete shit. Almost didn't finish this. Does give fascinatnig insight into how being gay could be a career-breaker at one time. Read full review

Contents

COME COHN OR COME SCHINE
183
IF YOURE INDICTED YOURE INVITED
272
SOURCE NOTES
465
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About the author (1988)

Von Hoffman has had a long career in journalism. He is now a columnist for the New York Observer.