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Peter Elkind is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of The Death Shift. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Fortune, and Texas Monthly.
We like to watch them climb, and man, do we love to see them fall.
In fact, if you threw a twist into fiction like the doozy Spitzer perpetrated on the world, you'd think, "Come on! That wouldn't happen!"
This book would be of interest more to those like to read about politics, particularly the seamy side.
Eliot Spitzer used to be a big deal in New York state politics.A crusading attorney general who battled against Wall street excesses and a governor elected with one of the highest... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Charles H. Levenson
I found this a well-written and compelling story of New York politics. Particularly interesting given Spitzer's current bid for comptroller. Narcissism run riot.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book, written by a friend of the former governor, is a great blow-by-blow of Spitzer's meteoric rise and startling fall. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Cathy
Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer by Peter Elkind
"Rough Justice" is the interesting story of the political career of the very complex and unique Eliot... Read more
I was a big fan of Peter Elkind's The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, which he co-wrote with then-Fortune magazine co-worker, Bethany... Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Andy Orrock
As a resident of New York, I was thrilled when Spitzer took office as governor, thinking, like many in the state, here is a man who is unafraid to challenge to status quo. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by Natalie Cladt
I was really looking forward to reading this book, but was sorely disappointed. Part of the problem is that the author just knew the subject way too well, and I thought he rushed... Read morePublished on October 8, 2010 by Jiang Xueqin
This was one interesting book. Author Peter Elkind has managed to flesh out Eliot Spitzer as more than #9 --- the Emperor Club's big spender who dropped plenty of $$$$ on... Read morePublished on June 28, 2010 by Beatrice Fairfax
Why would a man who seemed to have everything--a devoted family, Ivy-League background, personal wealth, a celebrated and much admired career as Attorney General and Governor of... Read morePublished on June 13, 2010 by Mary Verdick