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America's Mayor: The Hidden History of Rudy Giuliani's New York Paperback – August 4, 2005


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Soft Skull Press (August 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932360581
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932360585
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,872,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"America's Mayor is a book wherein the plain truth savages a petty capricious poseur one Rudy Giuliani..." -- Malachy McCourt, author of the international best-seller A Monk’s Swimming

"In a vibrant democracy, no politician deserves a free ride, and America's Mayor provides a highly valuable service: telling the whole story of Rudy Giuliani. This book is a crucial and convincing reminder that both before 9/11 and after the dust settled, Giuliani was hardly a hero. America's Mayor serves up a powerful indictment of a flawed political leader, casting a bright-as-the-sun spotlight on Giuliani's arrogance, his crass ambitions, his ethical lapses, his politics of division, and his policy failures (including those that caused NYC to be less prepared for 9/11). It chronicles the high costs that others have had to pay for his failures. No one should ponder Giuliani's future without reading this collection." -- David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation

"When it comes time for voters to judge Giuliani's fitness for national office, this book will be the essential dossier." -- John R. MacArthur, Publisher of Harper's Magazine

"[A] welcome antidote to the encomiums heaped upon America's mayor after Sept. 11th, 2001, by so many people who forgot or never bothered to find out where Mr. Giuliani stood on Sept 10." -- The New York Times

"[S]erves up a powerful indictment of a flawed political leader, casting a bright-as-the-sun spotlight on Giuliani..." -- David Corn, Washington editor of The Nation

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50 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Edwin C. Pauzer VINE VOICE on April 27, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is a group of essays by New Yorkers who have lived through or dealt with a mayor who is popular everywhere except where he governed, New York City. These authors catalogue Rudy Giulianni's vindictiveness, pettiness, totalitarian approach to governing, and his tight control of information and the press.

Claiming to change government, remove patronage, and bring honesty and openness, Rudy Giulianni did the opposite. He hired incompetent patrons, made slanderous accusations, and dealt with anyone who challenged him with unusual cruelty and ruthlessness. When a judge ruled that he could not deny a parade permit to those whose theme he did not approve of, he moved in with helicopters and police in riot gear to end the gathering at the precise time limit of the parade--4:30 p.m. This was a measure of a man who had to get his way.

The authors faithfully record his double standard of morality with his open affair while he was still married. He made sure that the reporters said hello to his "friend" Judy. At the same token, he bristled at the "anti-Catholic," immorality of a reverent display of the madonna because it was sculpted in part with elephant dung. When the museum refused to remove the display, he threatened to cut off its funding. His wife, an actor and broadcaster eventually got even though. When he refused to accept blame for the divorce, she was all set to take him through the divorce court cleaners. He reneged, and she took him through the divorce agreement cleaners.

Purporting to have been a mob-busting district attorney who was the first to use the RICO statutes to put mobsters away, he built his myth on this lie and others. Some of his convictions were overturned because he withheld evidence.
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By Nana on November 10, 2013
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Everyone should read this book. A movie should be made about the mayor And his empirical mayorality and human morality?
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