Rudy Giuliani's admirably flinty response to the horrifying events of 9/11 has made him a national hero, positioning him for a run for the White House. But the outpouring of praise for his performance after Sept. 11, 2001 has obscured many uncomfortable facts about Giuliani. This book collects the original essays and reporting of some of America's most perceptive authors and reporters on Giuliani's two terms as mayor and his subsequent business career. The writers have few illusions about Giuliani's turbulent reign and offer an informative and entertaining corrective.Of course, disaster did come on September 11, 2001. ... He sped downtown in his Chevy Suburban, past St. Vincenta#39;s Hospital where knots of doctors and stretchers awaited the wounded. ... The obliterated World Trade Center was a major link in the citya#39;s cellular transmission and broadcasting services. ... Just as in 1993, communications problems and a lack of coordination impeded rescue efforts.
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