Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign

Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign

by Lloyd Constantine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620872000
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Lloyd Constantine is counsel of Constantine Cannon LLP, a commercial litigation firm in New York and Washington, D.C., with an internationally acclaimed antitrust practice. He was senior advisor to New York governor Eliot Spitzer from January 2007 until March 2008. His book Journal of the Plague Year chronicles that experience. Priceless: The Case That Brought Down the Visa/MasterCard Bank Cartel is his book about his role as lead counsel for the victorious plaintiffs in a long legal struggle that resulted in the largest antitrust settlement in American history. He writes a regular column called The Weekender, about government and public policy, and is a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines across the country, and most recently, The New York Times, Business Week, and the Albany Times Union.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

How I Came to Be the Old Guy 1

Damaged on Arrival: The Spitzer Transition 13

Silda the Seer 28

Eliot's Roundtable 39

Eliot's Inaugural Taunt 47

An Early War with the Assembly and Attempt to Seize the Senate 59

Flipping the Senate 65

The Battleship in the Bathtub 71

Stiffing the Judges 89

The Recent Unpleasantness 99

TRU Drags Us Down 135

Changing Course or Changing the Subject? 169

The Retreat at Eliot's Farm 186

Turning the Corner 193

Heading into the Stretch 217

61 Hours 237

What Now? 263

Acknowledgments 281

Index 285

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