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by Peter Elkind

eBook Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer download ISBN: 1591843928
Author: Peter Elkind
Publisher: Portfolio (October 6, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 336
ePub: 1614 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer is a documentary directed by Alex Gibney about former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and the sex scandal that derailed his political career.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer is a documentary directed by Alex Gibney about former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and the sex scandal that derailed his political career.

Peter Elkind presents an in-depth look at the ambitious career and sudden disgrace of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer.

So, Elkind's book recounts that exchange

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. So, Elkind's book recounts that exchange. Elkind's hard cover release was called "Rough Justice. The paperback was re-titled "Client 9" to dovetail with the movie. Elkind is a great writer. But happen it did. Eliot Spitzer - in a monumentally stupid, inexplicable act - blew up his career, brought shame on his family and roiled the professional and personal lives of hundreds of his team. I take one look at his vivacious, intelligent, right wife and think: what on earth could you have been thinking to risk losing that?

Spitzer never fails to fascinate and Elkind does a great job of giving us his story of Spitzer's rise and fall.

Spitzer never fails to fascinate and Elkind does a great job of giving us his story of Spitzer's rise and fall.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (original title). Documentary on the rise of Eliot Spitzer, first as Attorney General and then Governor of New York and his subsequent downfall due to a sex scandal

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (original title). R 1h 57min Documentary 4 March 2011 (UK). Himself - Author, Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. Himself - Spitzer Communications Director. Documentary on the rise of Eliot Spitzer, first as Attorney General and then Governor of New York and his subsequent downfall due to a sex scandal. Spitzer had a hard driving, take no prisoners approach to prosecuting criminals. When he focused his efforts on Wall Street, he came up against some very powerful men.

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Peter Elkind’s book on the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer fleshes out this well-known morality tale with plenty of detail, including interviews with the former governor himself. The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. Continue reading the main story.

Peter Elkind – Author of Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Peter Elkind – Author of Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer. Karen Finley – Performance Artist. Robert Graham – Former Gen Re Counsel. Maurice Hank Greenberg – Former Chairman and CEO of AIG. Noreen Harrington – Former Executive, Stern Asset Management. Scott Horton – Professor, Columbia Law School.

Peter Elkind succeed at bringing fresh insight to Spitzer’s story. Elkind wrote the book Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.

Renewing their collaboration from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, director Alex Gibney and author Peter Elkind succeed at bringing fresh insight to Spitzer’s story. Other journalists have based the majority of their evidence on the experience of Ashley Dupre, an escort whom Spitzer met with only once. For a more comprehensive perspective, Gibney uncovered the governor’s frequent companion, Angelina, and persuaded her to talk for the first time.

The rising - Ironbutt - Becoming a pol - Eliot time - Wild kingdom - Irwin - "Daddy, please don't hit me anymore" - The big ugly - Part two. 442 days - The haunted house - Shark vs. Octopus - "Bangbang" - Animals - Crossing the Rubicon - "A well-known politician" - Client 9 - Who killed Eliot Spitzer? - - Epilogue: Eliot unbound.

Peter Elkind presents an in-depth look at the ambitious career and sudden disgrace of former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. The result is a gripping narrative of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the powerful forces that destroyed him.
Comments: (7)
Wnex
I was a big fan of Peter Elkind's The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron, which he co-wrote with then-Fortune magazine co-worker, Bethany McLean. That work was turned into an outstanding documentary by Alex Gibney (Catching Hell). Here, Elkind notes that he and Gibney teamed up from the start - Elkind to write his book, Gibney to make a complementary documentary. Each work informs the other. Ken Langone, for example, would not talk to Elkind, but did go on the record with Gibney. So, Elkind's book recounts that exchange. Elkind's hard cover release was called "Rough Justice." The paperback was re-titled "Client 9" to dovetail with the movie.

Elkind is a great writer. This book reads like a taut thriller - as good as any fiction. In fact, if you threw a twist into fiction like the doozy Spitzer perpetrated on the world, you'd think, "Come on! That wouldn't happen!" But happen it did. Eliot Spitzer - in a monumentally stupid, inexplicable act - blew up his career, brought shame on his family and roiled the professional and personal lives of hundreds of his team. I take one look at his vivacious, intelligent, talented-in-her-own-right wife and think: what on earth could you have been thinking to risk losing that? It's not for nothing that Silda Wall's pained, shocked face became the inspiration for The Good Wife: The First Season.

The book reads as three parts: his ascension and success as Attorney General of the State of New York; his disastrous tour as governor (in which he became so ill-tempered, even close staff wondered what was going on); and his downfall. Interwoven with the gubernatorial section is another narrative thread describing - in some wonderfully researched detail - the rise of the Emperors Club. Elkind brings these two threads into convergence over a series of crisp chapters. To think that Eliot Spitzer - erstwhile Sheriff of Wall Street - got tripped up in large part because his insistence on paying cash triggered Suspicious Activity Reports ('SARs') filed by his own bank...well, it's almost too rich for words. Luckily for readers, Elkind finds those words.

Elkind has the inside scoop on all the events. One passage that I flagged: Telling his staff that he was pushing forward with his ill-fated drivers licenses for immigrants plan, he defiantly tells his staff "All of you keep on trying to stop me from doing what I want to do. I have crossed the Rubicon. I want you to stop trying to change my mind. There is no going back."

At this juncture of the book, Spitzer's use of the Emperors Club services has spun wildly out of control, so he has indeed crossed the Rubicon. Elkind has a light touch: he doesn't have to hammer home the point. It's a deliciously appropriate comment at that point in the book. Client 9 a work that any intelligent reader will appreciate.
Voodoolkree
As a resident of New York, I was thrilled when Spitzer took office as governor, thinking, like many in the state, here is a man who is unafraid to challenge to status quo. And, like most others in the state, I was deeply shocked and upset when the allegations of his frequenting prostitutes came to light. After reading ROUGH JUSTICE, I can say I honestly had no idea just how aggressive and unlikable and at the same time TRAGIC a figure Spitzer is. Peter Elkind's research is impeccable. But as good of a researcher and reporter Elkin is, he is also a master storyteller within the non-fiction, political drama arena. One drawback in this book, I think, is the problem that Spitzer is ultimately a provincial figure who got stopped short of the big time because of his own behavior. But the larger story here is really quite enlightening and powerful as a study of human behavior, human weakness, and, most definitely, human flaws brought on by ego, wealth, privilege and so on. Was Spitzer corrupted by his pursuit of office and doing what's necessary to obtain power in a highly corrupted place such as New York? Most definitely. Was he also, in many ways, drawn to this line of work because he's obsessed with controlling people and amassing power. Sure seems that way now, don't it? Funny story. Back in the 1990s I remember standing outside on a chilly day not far from Coney Island with a friend - who would later become a reporter at Politico - when Eliot Spitzer came up to us seemingly out of nowhere to shake our hands and hand us literature for his campaign for New York's attorney general. Both of us knew who Spitzer was at this point - barely - and both of us had an identical reaction after he left. My friend turned to me and said, wow, is it me or was that sort of creepy. Go figure.
Clever
This book, written by a friend of the former governor, is a great blow-by-blow of Spitzer's meteoric rise and startling fall. It details his triumphant years as Attorney General, and it describes how the dysfunctional political system in New York State and his own personality combined to make him a much less successful governor. The book somewhat glosses over the prostitution scandal that ultimately brought him down, but, since it was written by a friend, there was perhaps a sense of wanting to balance describing events with giving the governor his privacy. The writing style was very engaging, and I recommend this book more as a story of Spitzer's political career than as an account of how he came to be Client 9.
Alsantrius
I did not have a big prior interest in Eliot Spitzer, and he was barely on my radar screen when his career imploded so spectacularly. However, it does get my attention when someone engages in such amazing self-destructivness, so I ordered the book. Normally these biographies which are inspired by one particular event begin with scenes from the event, then go back and do the whole life story -- how his parents met, blah blah blah, and I have to work through those like the meat loaf before I get to the dessert of the real reason for the book. The structure of this book is no different, but Elkind's account of Sptizer's background and rise to power is fascinating. I never thought that I would find much interest in Albany politics, but Elkind's narration is very readable. There is very little salacious detail here, and despite the author's conversations with Spitzer, no attempt to explore why a person in his position would take such huge risks, and the reader can only speculate about the compulsion that Spitzer was operating under. Nonetheless, this was a fast and gripping account of the rise and fall of a man who could have been president.
Qulcelat
Exactly as described. Was packaged well.
Rainpick
Good nonfiction account.
In our world it seems that many of our best and brightest are just not so bright when it comes to sexual discretion.
And the US puritanical minds cannot handle that stuff.
Shaktit
gave to a friend-- they enjoyed it
great.