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The Prince of Providence: The True Story of Buddy Cianci, America's Most…

av Mike Stanton

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"Buddy Cianci was part urban visionary, part Tony Soprano - a flawed political genius in the mold of Huey Long and James Michael Curley. His lust for power cost him his marriage, his family, and close friendships. Yet he also revitalized the city of Providence, where ethnic factions jostle with old-moneyed New Englanders and black-clad artists from the Rhode Island School of Design rub shoulders with scam artists from City Hall." "For nearly a quarter of a century, Cianci dominated this uneasy melting pot. During his first administration, twenty-two political insiders were convicted of corruption. In 1984, Cianci resigned after pleading guilty to felony assault, for torturing a man he suspected of sleeping with his estranged wife. In 1990, in a remarkable comeback, Cianci was elected mayor once again; he went on to win national acclaim for transforming a dying industrial city into a trendy arts and tourism mecca." "But in 2001, a federal corruption probe dubbed Operation Plunder Dome threatened to bring the curtain down on Cianci once and for all."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (mer)
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As someone who lived in RI for most of their life and met Buddy on many occasions, this book is pretty spot-on for what occurred ( )
  WonderlandGrrl | Jan 29, 2016 |
A great subject, but poorly written and poorly edited. Too many non sequiturs and irrelevant sidebars made the book twice as long and half as good as it should have been. It was almost as if the author decided he needed to use all of his notes and threw them in at random. ( )
  jmcilree | Jul 14, 2013 |
Would have benefited from a stringent editor. Readable account of Cianci's career by a reporter/observer towards the end of his mayoralty.
  tjcasserly | May 12, 2012 |
Fascinating Rogue, but book is exhaustingly detailed and poorly organized. Brilliant bits, however. At least Cianci invaded no countries and was no worse than the regime he displaced. With better editing and restraint, this book could have been a fascinating account of a really colorful guy. ( )
  aajay | Sep 4, 2007 |
Simply apalling, this man. ( )
  wenestvedt | Oct 10, 2005 |
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"Buddy Cianci was part urban visionary, part Tony Soprano - a flawed political genius in the mold of Huey Long and James Michael Curley. His lust for power cost him his marriage, his family, and close friendships. Yet he also revitalized the city of Providence, where ethnic factions jostle with old-moneyed New Englanders and black-clad artists from the Rhode Island School of Design rub shoulders with scam artists from City Hall." "For nearly a quarter of a century, Cianci dominated this uneasy melting pot. During his first administration, twenty-two political insiders were convicted of corruption. In 1984, Cianci resigned after pleading guilty to felony assault, for torturing a man he suspected of sleeping with his estranged wife. In 1990, in a remarkable comeback, Cianci was elected mayor once again; he went on to win national acclaim for transforming a dying industrial city into a trendy arts and tourism mecca." "But in 2001, a federal corruption probe dubbed Operation Plunder Dome threatened to bring the curtain down on Cianci once and for all."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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