Prophet of Love: And Other Tales of Power and Deceit

Prophet of Love: And Other Tales of Power and Deceit

by Elizabeth Kolbert


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582344638
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 05/14/2004
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.66(h) x 1.14(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Kolbert was a reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before leaving to become a staff writer covering politics for the New Yorker. She and her husband, John Kleiner, have three sons. They recently moved from New York to Williamstown, MA.

Table of Contents

Part IPolitics
The Charisma of No Charisma: Governor George Pataki7
The Perils of Safety: The New York City Police Department15
Running on Empathy: Hillary Clinton24
Personal and Political: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani33
The Prophet of Love: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani42
The Inside Game: Congressman Charles Rangel49
In Charge: Mayor Rudolph Giuliani63
The Chief: Fire Chief William Feehan66
The Long Campaign: Mark Green and the 2001 New York City mayoral race77
The Mogul Mayor: Mayor Michael Bloomberg86
The Fellowship of the Ring: Boss Tweed106
Everyone Lies: New York City restaurant inspectors115
Six Billion Short: Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York budget crisis123
Accountants in the Sky: The New York State Legislature132
The Student: Senator Hillary Clinton143
Part IIImpolitics
Stormin' Norman: Norman Siegel171
Common Man: Regis Philbin181
The Prisoner: Kathy Boudin195
The Unfashionable Mr. Lam: Wing Lam219
The Calculator: Kenneth Feinberg229
Tumult in the Newsroom: Howell Raines241
The People's Preacher: Reverend Al Sharpton252


"This country needs more writers like Elizabeth Kolbert."-Jonathan Franzen

"A tack is sharp. Elizabeth Kolbert is sharper. Also funnier. There is not a limp line in this book."-Louis Menand

"The Prophet of Love showcases her remarkable insight, verve and wit."-Jeffrey Toobin

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