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, having failed in his efforts to suspend term limits and run for a third term; Michael R. Bloomberg succeeded him as mayor. In 2007–8, he was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. A strident supporter of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, he was touted for a number of cabinet posts after Trump's win.

See his Leadership (2002); 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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Rudolph Giuliani: Selected full-text books and articles

War of Words: Language, Politics and 9/11 By Sandra Silberstein Routledge, 2002
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "New York Becomes America(n)"
THE FULL RUDY : The Man, the Mayor, the Myth By Newfield, Jack The Nation, Vol. 274, No. 23, June 17, 2002
An Interview with Mayor Rudolph Guiliani: Education in New York City By 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
Peer-reviewed publications on Questia are publications containing articles which were subject to evaluation for accuracy and substance by professional peers of the article's author(s).
Government Ethics and Law Enforcement: Toward Global Guidelines By William P. Carter; Yassin El-Ayouty; Kevin J. Ford; Mark Davies Praeger Publishers, 2000
Librarian's tip: "Prologue" by Rudolph Giuliani begins on p. xi
Power Failure: New York City Politics and Policy since 1960 By Charles Brecher; Raymond D. Horton; Robert A. Cropf; Dean Michael Mead Oxford University Press, 1993
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Mayoral Elections"
Ideals, Principles & Values Must Transcend All Forms of Prejudice By Giuliani, Rudolph W Presidents & Prime Ministers, Vol. 10, No. 5, September-October 2001
Comeback Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Neighborhood Revival By 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 By 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 By 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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