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The buzz...

· Giuliani Says City Was Prepared for 9/11 by Eric Lipton (New York Times)

· Low-key Rollout for Giuliani Book by Paul Colford (Daily News)

· "Rudy's Book: How I Kissed & Made Up With Gov" by Robert Hardt Jr. (New York Post)

· For Giuliani, 'Leadership' Has Privileges by Dan Janison (Newsday)

The first of two books contracted between former mayor Rudy Giuliani and Miramax Books was published on October 1, 2002. "Leadership", as the title suggests, provides the mayor's insight into his leadership style - a mix of strong beliefs, managing fear, trying different plans, teamwork and communication (source: New York Sun) - which he feels is applicable to all areas of management. Spanning 288 pages and employing anecdotes from childhood to present day, it covers his time as a federal prosecutor and mayor.

Coverage and reviews of the book are thus far limited, owing to a low-key release. Outside of U.S. News, who put the former mayor on its October 7 cover and published exclusive excerpts, the New York Times has given the most coverage. A lengthy Sunday article is critical of the mayor, citing disparities between Giuliani's assessment of the city's preparedness for the events of September 11 and those of independent inquiries. Later, writer Eric Lipton expresses surprise at what Giuliani has excluded in protraying himself as "nice". "There is none of the lambasting of his political opponents... (and) no sections of the book recall that a central part of his leadership style while in office was ridiculing agencies he did not like" he writes.

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· Leadership by Rudolph Giuliani

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September 11 Books (9/9/2002)
September 11 has spawned more books than any other single news event in history. Amazon.com lists nearly seven hundred 9/11-related titles in stock. Ingram Book Group, the country's largest book distributor, will release 150 new 9/11 books in the fall of 2002. Want something that strays from the mainstream? The Arts and Culture section of Rebuilding NYC includes a broad array of titles.

New Yorkers' Favorite Books (9/25/2000)
You've heard of The Power Broker and the Encyclopedia of the City of New York. But how about the Iconography of the Island of Manhattan, or The Mole People? Here are favorite New York books by historians, librarians, booksellers, a museum director, a politician, and many more...

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