Rudy! Book Summary and Study Guide

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By: Wayne Barrett
Scholar: Susan D.

In 1944, Rudolph W. Giuliani was born to a working class family in Brooklyn, New York. As the grandson of Italian immigrants, Mayor Giuliani learned a strong work ethic and a deep reverence of America craving for a just society. He renovated law and order, reduced taxes and cut the welfare roll of New York City in half. This monstrous task drastically improved the quality of life for its' citizens.
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This biography begins with Giuliani as a college kid who confides to his girlfriend his aspirations of becoming the President of the United States. He practiced speech after speech in front of mirror until he felt his words were clear and to the point. Years later after holding several governmental offices, Giuliani finally made it to US District Attorney forever changing New York politics. With two troubled marriages and a secretive family history, his career surpasses this bewilderment with much intensity.

Author Wayne Barrett draws on over twenty years of reporting on Giuliani and provides the detailed concise political career of Rudy.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Politician trying to reform Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Italian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A few 1-5 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book

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