Rudolph W. Giuliani: America's Mayor [NOOK Book]

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ONCE A MAYOR -- NOW A HERO

On September 11, 2001, our nation watched in horror as the United States came under siege. In the aftermath, New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani rose to the forefront as a strong and compassionate leader -- offering candid information, comforting those in pain, and proving himself a man of tremendous dedication to those in his charge.

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Overview

ONCE A MAYOR -- NOW A HERO

On September 11, 2001, our nation watched in horror as the United States came under siege. In the aftermath, New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani rose to the forefront as a strong and compassionate leader -- offering candid information, comforting those in pain, and proving himself a man of tremendous dedication to those in his charge.

This revealing biography illustrates how his life's work prepared him for this incredible challenge. From his childhood in Brooklyn to his controversial work with the Department of Justice to his eight years as the mayor of one of the most complex cities in the world, Rudolph W. Giuliani -- Time magazine's Person of the Year -- has become one of the most fascinating and exceptional leaders of our time.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rudolph W. Giuliani: America's Mayor by Eleanor Fremont provides an account of the former New York City mayor's Brooklyn roots, his stint in Washington as the number three man in the Department of Justice and his tenure as U.S. Attorney in New York. Special attention is paid to Giuliani's role in the recovery efforts following September 11. (June) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
The events of September 11, 2001 brought former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani to national prominence, and many Americans wanted to know more about him. This biography seems to have been published to meet that interest. Unfortunately, it suffers from problems often seen in books rushed to market in response to a big news event—factual errors and lack of historical perspective. Fremont effectively conveys her theme that Giuliani, though controversial, has, throughout his life, done what he thought was right. Her description of September 11 and its aftermath, which takes up almost half the book, is gripping. In other places, though, her descriptions of Giuliani's role in public events are misleading. For example, she presents the Regan administration's handling of Haitian refugees as if Giuliani was entirely responsible for creating and enforcing it. At another point, she suggests that, as a U.S. Attorney in the 1980s, Giuliani was the first prosecutor to think of using the RICO law against the Mafia. In fact, the RICO law was enacted in 1970 in order to fight organized crime. Giuliani is a fascinating figure and a man with great strengths and weaknesses. For middle school aged children, who are just beginning to understand the complexities of people and politics, this book will be thought provoking. Though flawed, this book can generate some good discussion about important issues. There is no list of sources or index. 2002, Aladdin/Simon & Schuster,
— Sally Canzoneri
KLIATT
On September 11, 2001, Rudy Giuliani went from mayor of New York to mayor of the world, as he shepherded his city through the worst disaster in American history. This political biography intended for ages 10-14 celebrates his recent successes, but it also describes his failures and foibles. Born during WW II, Rudy grew up in Italian neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Long Island, attending Catholic schools. His father did time in jail, but always taught his son right from wrong, even if he couldn't do right himself. Rudy thought of becoming a priest, but turned to a career in the law and politics instead. He began as an assistant D.A. and worked for a time in the Justice Department in Washington during the Ford administration. He was tough on illegal immigrants, especially Haitians, sending them back to their native country and almost certain death. Back in New York he became the U.S. District Attorney and prosecuted Mafia figures under the new RICO laws. He ran for mayor against David Dinkins and lost. However, after a campaign against the rampant crime in the city, he won a second race and was inaugurated on Jan. 2, 1994. He did clean up the crime problems in New York. His term up, he thought of running for the Senate against Hillary Rodham Clinton, but discovered he had prostate cancer and decided to fight the disease instead. His first marriage had ended in an amicable divorce, but his second was messy and very public. And then two planes hit the World Trade Center and Rudy stepped forward. Giuliani's story is told in an upbeat narrative style and is suitable for its intended age group. It does not gloss over negatives. There is a political biography about President George W. Bushavailable from Aladdin Paperbacks as well. Category: Biography & Personal Narrative. KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2002, Simon & Schuster, Aladdin, 89p. illus., , Grafton, MA
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-This frank portrait opens with a look at Giuliani's grandparents and parents, then traces his rise from "Class Politician" (to quote his high school yearbook) to New York City's 107th mayor, and his post-September 11th elevation to "The Mayor of the World" (Time). Billing him in the introduction as "tough, brash, strong-minded, and scrappy, but never dull," Fremont does not omithis troubled marriages or his refusal to apologize to Amadou Diallo's parents, but focuses most closely on his ability to get things done. Whether the task at hand was ruthlessly cutting off the flow of Haitian boat people as Associate Attorney General under President Reagan, or, after 9/11, being a strong, steady, positive voice to and for his city, that trait comes through. Despite a perfunctory selection of news photos, most from 2001, and the lack of an index or any other back matter, this title merits consideration for its coherent, balanced view of Guiliani's career and character.-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439114209
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 4 MB

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