A revealing look at a devoted public servant who led New York City during tumultuous times, and whose personal values left an indelible mark on its history
How did a scrawny black kidóthe son of a barber and a domestic who grew up in Harlem and Trentonóbecome the one-hundred-sixth mayor of New York City? It's a remarkable journey, told for the first time by David N. Dinkins, the mayor himself. Set against the backdrop of the rise of Harlem's influence on city politics, which produced several state and national black leaders and energized the base that ultimately led to the election of Barack Obama, A Mayor's Life recounts the career of David Norman Dinkins, who defeated Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani to become the first black mayor of New York.
David Dinkins is a professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the host of "Dialogue with Dinkins" on WLIB radio in New York City. Peter Knobler has collaborated on several bestsellers, including Sumner Redstone's A Passion to Win and James Carville and Mary Matalin's All's Fair. The former editor of Crawdaddy magazine, Knobler has also written for many national publications.
Pub date: 09/17/13
Price: $29.99/34.50 Canada
6 1/8 x 9 1/4
16-pp. b/w photo insert
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