Quotable Rudy: Words of Insight, Savvy, and Survival by and about Rudy Giuliani, a Mayor for America

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When Rudy Giuliani was elected to office in 1993 as New York City mayor, the streets were rife with crime and panhandlers. Few people, residents or tourists, felt safe in the Big Apple. One in seven New Yorkers were on welfare, the city's public-education system was in decline, and the city was sitting on a $2.3 billion deficit. Eight years later Giuliani left office as a political rising star thanks not only to his ability to dramatically turn the city around for the better, but also for his inspirational ...
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When Rudy Giuliani was elected to office in 1993 as New York City mayor, the streets were rife with crime and panhandlers. Few people, residents or tourists, felt safe in the Big Apple. One in seven New Yorkers were on welfare, the city's public-education system was in decline, and the city was sitting on a $2.3 billion deficit. Eight years later Giuliani left office as a political rising star thanks not only to his ability to dramatically turn the city around for the better, but also for his inspirational leadership. His brightest moment might have been during one of our nation's darkest hours -- the tragic events and aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

A bold and brilliant attorney whose pre-mayoral legacy included putting organized-crime leaders behind bars, Giuliani eventually rose to a position of political visibility that probably ranks as the third highest in America, behind only the president and vice president. Giuliani didn't make a lot of new friends while in office and he made his share of enemies, but there was little denying his savvy and determination in achieving his grand vision for the city that never sleeps. A grandson of Italian immigrants, Giuliani came to embody all that makes New York City bigger than life. As 2002 dawned he stood on the brink of a political future that pundits believe could someday lead to Pennsylvania Avenue.

Quotable Rudy is a compilation of about three hundred of the best, brightest, and brashest quotes by and about Giuliani, gathered from dozens of sources from over the years, including newspapers and magazines as well as his speeches and weekly Internet columns. Among the topics covered are crime, New York City's firefighters and police officers, schools, immigration, politics, his beloved New York Yankees, the September 11 tragedy, welfare, his bout with prostate cancer, and his brief senatorial campaign against Hillary Rodham Clinton. This unique book captures the essence of a political giant likely to be in the public eye for years to come.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931249164
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Series: Potent Quotables Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 6.68 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Politics as Unusual 1
A Bite out of Crime 8
New York, New York 19
Schools and Education 27
New York's Finest and Bravest 35
Coming to America 40
Rudy His Own Self 46
Not Welfare; Workfare 56
Sports and Culture 61
Business 66
His Prostate Cancer 70
September 11 and the Aftermath 75
Rudy Redux (A-Z) 91
A Few Final Words as Mayor 117
Notes 121
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