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Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11
Title:Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0060536608
Number of Pages:400

Epic book online Books by: Wayne Barrett, Dan Collins Rudy Giuliani emerged from the smoke of as the unquestioned hero of the day America s Mayor the father figure we could all rely on to be tough to be wise to do the right thing In that uncertain time it was a comfort to know that he was on the scene and in control making the best of a dire situation br br But was he really br br em Grand Illusion em is the definitive report on Rudy Giuliani s role in the true story of what happened that day and the first clear eyed evaluation of Giuliani s role before during and after the disaster br br While the pictures of a soot covered Giuliani making his way through the streets became very much a part of his personal mythology they were also a symbol of one of his greatest failures The mayor s performance though marked by personal courage and grace under fire followed two terms in office pursuing an utterly wrongheaded approach to the city s security against terrorism Turning the mythology on its head em Grand Illusion em reveals how Giuliani has revised his own history casting himself as prescient terror hawk when in fact he ran his administration as if terrorist threats simply did not exist too distracted by pet projects and turf wars to attend to vital precautions br br Authors Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins also provide the first authoritative view of the aftermath of the attacks recounting the triumphs and missteps of the city s efforts to heal itself With surprising new reporting about the victims the villains and the heroes this is an eye opening reassessment of one of the pivotal events and politicians of our time

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