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Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most Notorious Mayor, Some Wiseguys, and the Feds based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Stanton's book is believable but unbelievable - that someone with so much talent and vision could operate such a crooked city government. The book is well researched and is a page turner, but at times it misses the real question - how is it that Cianci, who ran as the anti-corruption candidate, actually became corrupted? At what point and how did that happen? Was it simply that the system of city government and politics was itself so immensely corrupted that operating as such was the only way to function? What we do not get is a sense of Cianci going from being a 'good guy' to a 'bad guy', starting out clean but ending up dirty. That nexus would have made the book better and Cianci a bit more comprehensible.
Quite the page turning, I could'nt put it down. Mike Stanton's style of writing was so compelling that you actually felt like you were a fly on the wall watching all this transpire.
As a citizen of Rhode Island and a personal friend of a key Plunder Dome figures grandson, I know Buddy is the greatest mayor Procvidence has ever had. No one will reign longer than Buddy and this book is the reason why.