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Mike Bloomberg

Mike Bloomberg

Money, Power, Politics
September 2010
Trade Paperback · 272 Pages
$14.95 U.S. · $18.95 CAN · £8.99 U.K. · €10.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781586488994
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Description

Mike Bloomberg has repeatedly defied the standard models for success. He has never won a crowd over with his speaking prowess. Rooms do not hush with anticipation when he enters. Celebrity stalkers do not haunt him. But his unparalleled achievements drip with the dynamism that his public persona lacks. His penchant for problem solving and impressive ability to chart his own path has led to his great success as a business genius, self-made billionaire, and influential mayor. In this brilliant biography, former New York Times columnist and editor Joyce Purnick unravels this great American enigma from his childhood in the suburbs of Boston, to his rise on Wall Street and the creation of Bloomberg L.P., to his mayoral record and controversial campaign trail for a third term.

About the Author

Joyce Purnick a veteran New York reporter and editor, wrote the award-winning ?Metro Matters? column at The New York Times for ten years. She joined the paper in 1979, after writing at the New York Post and New York magazine, becoming the first woman to head the Times?s City Hall bureau and its Metro department. She has, so far, covered six mayors of New York. Ms. Purnick, a Barnard College graduate, lives in Manhattan with her husband and is the admiring stepmother of three and grandmother of six.