Rudolph Giuliani

Giuliani, Rudolph William

Rudolph William Giuliani (jōō´lē-ä´nē), 1944–, American government official, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He attended Manhattan College and studied law at New York Univ. In the Justice Dept. as associate deputy attorney general (1975–77), associate attorney general (1981–83), and U.S. attorney for New York's Southern District (1983–89), Giuliani was known for his successful high-profile prosecutions of Mafia bigwigs and Wall Street miscreants. A Republican, he narrowly won the New York City mayoralty in 1993, defeating the incumbent, David Dinkins, who had bested him by a slim margin in 1989. Running largely on a successful reduction in city crime, he won reelection in 1997. In 2000 he was the all-but-announced Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Hillary Rodham Clinton, but ill health and the breakup of his marriage led him to withdraw. Following the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Giuliani won international regard for his vigor and sensitivity in leading the city as it coped with the disaster. He retired in 2001, and Michael R. Bloomberg succeeded him as mayor. In 2007–8, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Giuliani reflected on decision-making, management skills, and the 9/11 crisis in his book Leadership (2002).

See biographies by W. Barrett (2000) and A. Kirtzman (2000); F. Siegel, The Prince of the City (2005); W. Barrett and D. Collins, Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 (2006).

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Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

The Campaign: Rudy Giuliani, Ruth Messinger, Al Sharpton, and the Race to Be Mayor of New York City
Evan J. Mandery; Rob Shepperson; R. J. Matson.
Westview Press, 1999
War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11
Sandra Silberstein.
Routledge, 2002
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "New York Becomes America(n)"
THE FULL RUDY : The Man, the Mayor, the Myth
Newfield, Jack.
The Nation, Vol. 274, No. 23, June 17, 2002
The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America's Big Cities
Fred Siegel.
Encounter Books, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 17 "The Rudy Deal"
An Interview with Mayor Rudolph Guiliani: Education in New York City
Godberg, Mark F.
Phi Delta Kappan, Vol. 77, No. 4, December 1995
"Live" with TAE
The American Enterprise, Vol. 10, No. 3, May 1999
Politics and Faith: Tensions of Living in Two Worlds
Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3, Summer 1997
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Why Rudy Reigns: Crime Pays for New York's mayor(Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, New York, New York)(Cover Story)
Bernstein, Andrea.
The Nation, Vol. 265, No. 9, September 29, 1997
Government Ethics and Law Enforcement: Toward Global Guidelines
Yassin El-Ayouty; Kevin J. Ford; Mark Davies; William P. Carter.
Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Prologue" by Rudolph Giuliani begins on p. xi
Power Failure: New York City Politics and Policy since 1960
Charles Brecher; Raymond D. Horton; Robert A. Cropf; Dean Michael Mead.
Oxford University Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Mayoral Elections"
The Real Rudy: The Image of Rudy Giuliani as the Hero of September 11 Has Never Been Seriously Challenged. That Changes Now
Barrett, Wayne; Collins, Dan.
The American Prospect, Vol. 17, No. 9, September 2006
Ideals, Principles & Values Must Transcend All Forms of Prejudice
Giuliani, Rudolph W.
Presidents & Prime Ministers, Vol. 10, No. 5, September-October 2001
Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival
Paul S. Grogan; Tony Proscio.
Westview Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 7 "Taking Back the Streets"
Historical Encyclopedia of U.S. Independent Counsel Investigations
Gerald S. Greenberg.
Greenwood Press, 2000
Librarian’s tip: "Giuliani, Rudolph W. (1944-)" begins on p. 144
Eyes on City Hall: A Young Man's Education in New York Political Warfare
Evan J. Mandery; Rob Shepperson; R. J. Matson.
Westview Press, 2001
Librarian’s tip: Includes discussion of Rudolph Giuliani in multiple chapters
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