Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics
A biography of the business mogul, former New York City mayor, and 2020 democratic presidential candidate
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ALincolnNut - LibraryThing
Before 9/11, the campaign of Mike Bloomberg to replace Rudy Giuliani as mayor of New York City seemed quixotic, at best. Although the massive wealth earned by Bloomberg through his eponymous company ... Read full review
MIKE BLOOMBERG: The Mogul and the MayorUser Review - Kirkus
Generally admiring biography of the New York politician whom many have criticized but few have outflanked.Former New York Times columnist Purnick has been on the mayoral beat for years. Her study of ... Read full review