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Author McNickle, Chris, author.

Title Bloomberg : a billionaire's ambition / Chris McNickle ; foreword by Kenneth T. Jackson.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  974.7 MCNICKLE    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. BLOOMBERG, M.    Storage
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  974.7 MCN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Biography  B-BLOOMBERG MCN    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  974.704 MCN    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B BLOOMBERG MICHAEL M    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Biographies  BIOG BLOOMBERG, MICHAEL R.    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 444 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-431) and index.
Contents The making of a billionaire -- Restoration interrupted -- Money manager -- The safest big city in America -- Creative destruction in the school system -- The entrepreneurial city -- Healthy economy, healthy city -- Rich man, poor man -- The politics of a billionaire mayor -- Third-term disasters and triumphs -- Legacy.
Summary Bloomberg’s stunning victory against all odds just weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attack left him facing challenges unlike any mayor in history. For the next twelve years, he kept the city safe, managed budgets through fiscal crises, promoted private sector growth, generated jobs, built infrastructure, protected the environment, supported society’s cultural sensibilities, and achieved dramatic improvements in public health. Bloomberg was an activist executive who used government assets boldly and wisely for the greatest good, for the greatest number of people. His time as mayor was not without controversy. Bloomberg supported stop and frisk police tactics that a judge ruled unconstitutional, and jailhouse violence rose to levels so severe the federal government intervened. The administration’s homeless policies were ineffective. And he forced a change in the city charter to allow him to serve a third term. Overall, record low crime and the lasting impact of innovative policies will cause his tenure to be remembered as a remarkable success. Having returned to his global media empire, and to his private philanthropy, Bloomberg continues to challenge the National Rifle Association on gun control, promote national education reform, and support policies to combat climate change. Frequently touted as an independent candidate for president, Bloomberg leaves behind a legacy of effective government.
Subject Bloomberg, Michael.
Bloomberg, Michael. (OCoLC)fst00384654
Mayors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Billionaires -- United States -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
Billionaires. (OCoLC)fst00831810
Businesspeople. (OCoLC)fst00842980
Mayors. (OCoLC)fst01012869
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / General.
HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA).
Chronological Term Since 1951
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Other Form: Online version: McNickle, Chris, author. Bloomberg New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017 9781510722590 (DLC) 2017040834
ISBN 9781510722576 (hardcover)
1510722572 (hardcover)
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