Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

America's Mayor, America's President?: The Strange Career of Rudy Giuliani [Paperback]

Our Price $ 10.46  
Retail Value $ 14.95  
You Save $ 4.49  (30%)  
Item Number 248927  
Buy New $10.46
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for America's Mayor, America's President?: The Strange Career of Rudy Giuliani by Robert Polner...

Rudy Giuliani's admirably flinty response to the horrifying events of 9/11 made him a national hero, positioning him for big things to come ---a run at the highest office ---in the nation's political life. However, the outpouring of praise for his performance after that grim day has obscured many uncomfortable facts about Giuliani, one of the most polarizing figures in the history of the Big Apple. America's Mayor, America's President?collects original articles and reporting by some of New York's most perceptive authors and reporters on Giuliani's two terms as mayor. This revised and expanded edition includes such luminaries as Michael Powell on Rudy and race; Greg Sargent on his presidential chances and what kind of leader he would be; and Richie Steier discussing the messy Bernard Kerik affair. These, and nine other articles, have few illusions about Giuliani's turbulent reign, offering an informative and entertaining corrective to today's simplistic celebration of this complex, troubling figure.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 10, 2007
Publisher   Soft Skull Press
ISBN  1933368942  
ISBN13  9781933368948  

Availability  2 units.
Availability accurate as of May 25, 2017 04:26.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Robert Polner

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > History > United States
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Political
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 21st Century
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > Leadership

Reviews - What do customers think about America's Mayor, America's President?: The Strange Career of Rudy Giuliani?

Take it from a New Yorker  Apr 28, 2006
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. His legal skill was again challenged as mayor when he was sued left, right and center for abrogating the constitutional rights of others. He even broke the law by denying federally-mandated food stamps to the poor. He lost almost all of the lawsuits filed against him as mayor.

His temporary redemption came in the form of 9/11 where he displayed a brief, shining moment of steadiness. But New Yorkers found him intolerable when he asked the mayoral candidates to suspend taking office because he felt he needed an additional three months to get things right. The lord mayor felt that he was even bigger than the democratic process.

The writers have scribed these revelations because they believe that Rudolph Giulliani still has political aspirations for governor or president, where he can be in complete control. This would not include being a mere congressional back-bencher. Their essays are a siren song, a warning, that Rudy is not worthy of the public trust.

There are too many accounts of Giulianni's indiscretions, invective and authoritarianism to mention here. If you think Bush is imperial, this one is downright dictatorial. Remember, this is the man who told an enthralled Republican Convention in New York City "I turned to my police commissioner, Bernard Kerik and said, 'Thank God, George Bush is our president'." He supposedly made that comment after the twin towers came down. Can anyone really believe something like that without getting the chills?

This book should not be passed up by anyone concerned with our political future.

Take it from a New Yorker.


Write your own review about America's Mayor, America's President?: The Strange Career of Rudy Giuliani

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding America's Mayor, America's President?: The Strange Career of Rudy Giuliani

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy