From Kirkus Reviews
The 105th mayor of New York City takes on the 107th mayor of New York City in this recycling of Kochs newspaper columns from 1994 to the present. (Hizzoner has been taking on Hizzoner in the pages of the Daily News since the latter took office.) After taking credit in his prologue for helping Giuliani get elected, Koch rapidly goes from acknowledging Giulianis achievements (such as a drastically lowered crime rate) to criticizing him as an authoritarian publicity hound who cant admit when hes made a mistake. The columns touch on everything from Giulianis confrontation with schools chancellor Ramon Cortines early in his first term to more recent controversies such as the polices brutal killinig of the unarmed Amadou Diallo. The mayors enemies might welcome yet another opportunity to nod their heads in agreement about this ``nasty man.'' -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.