Good. 0060160608 Newfield, Jack. City for Sale: Ed Koch and the Betrayal of New York. Barrett, Wayne. New York: Harper and Row, 1988. 466pp. Indexed. Illustrated. 8vo. Black Cloth. Book condition: Good. Light rubbing to extremities. Spotting to top of text block. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Slight shelf wear.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Binding is clean, sound and unworn. Lengthy gift note on ffep. Small area of the top edge of a few pages is bumped, else contents are clean and unmarked. Price-Cut DJ is clean and unworn 'tho a little age-yellowed.; First Printing of the First Edition. Index. 32p b/w photos. Black cloth, bright metallic-red spine lettering. HISTORY. Recounts the incredible story of the descent of the Koch administration into criminality. Payoffs and threats, secret deals, exposing the behind-the-scenes story of the true workings of municipal power. This is a book about justice and the valiant efforts of the individuals who fought to halt a system that had spun out of control. In CITY FOR SALE, you will find journalists who persit in seeking uot truth and run up against the stonewalling efforts of City Hall; city cops and FBI agents who undertake huge undercover operations and find themselves listening as crimes are planned in diners, spas, and city offices; citizens who are appalled at being storng-armed; and then there is Rudolph Giuliani, the ambitious prosecutor who turns the war against public corruption into a personal crusade and faces the battle of his life in a New Haven courtroom. At the center of CITY FOR SALE, of course, stands Ed Koch, who was seduced not by money but by power. Koch is revealed as a tragic figure who compromised his ideals to win office; a man who opportunistically abandoned reform and became both a convenient conservative and malleable pawn of the party bosses; a chief executive who consistently looked in the other direction whenever the decay of his government threatened to be revealed. Never have the inner workings of a city government been so ruthlessly explosed. "; 9-1/2" Tall; 466 pages.
VG in VG DJ. In his first two terms Koch steered NY through its fiscal crisis and on to a period of phenomenal economic growth but. Following his inauguration for a third term he became overwhelmed by a scandal of overwhelming proportion where a dozen city leaders and nearly a hundred minor officials would be convicted of crimes ranging from accepting bribes to outright extortion. The descent of the Koch administration into criminality, behind the scenes story of the true workings of municipal power in America.
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