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eBook Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11 download ISBN: 0060536608
Author: Dan Collins,Wayne Barrett
Publisher: Harper; First Edition edition (August 22, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 400
ePub: 1349 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Grand Illusion is the definitive report on Rudy Giuliani's role in 9/11†the true story of what happened that day and .

Grand Illusion is the definitive report on Rudy Giuliani's role in 9/11†the true story of what happened that day and the first clear-eyed evaluation of Giuliani's role before, during, and after the disaster. While the pictures of a soot-covered Giuliani making his way through the streets became very much a part of his personal mythology, they were also a symbol of one of his greatest failures. Authors Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins also provide the first authoritative view of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, recounting the triumphs and missteps of the city's efforts to heal itself.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers Grand Illusion will forever alter how the world sees Rudy Giuliani’s place in America’s deadliest terror attacks. Newsday) exposes deep flaws in the mayor’s management.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Rudy Giuliani emerged from the smoke of 9/11 as the unquestioned hero of the day: America's Mayor. Grand Illusion will forever alter how the world sees Rudy Giuliani’s place in America’s deadliest terror attacks. Newsday) exposes deep flaws in the mayor’s management leading up to that da. .

Barrett and Collins are on firmer ground when they dissect Giuliani’s post-9/11 performance, in particular his reluctance to acknowledge any mistakes. Still, the book’s relentlessly hostile tone undermines the authors’ case. Grand Illusion would have been more resonant, if less controversial, had they devoted at least some attention to the historical context in which Giuliani was acting, both before 9/11, when he was preoccupied with trying to reduce crime and stabilize the city’s economy, and after, when he was caught up in the emotional swirl of the moment.

Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11. Rudy Giuliani emerged from the smoke of 9/11 as the unquestioned hero of the day: America's Mayor, the father figure we could all rely on to be tough, to be wise, to do the right thing. In that uncertain time, it was a comfort to know that he was on the scene and in control, making the best of a dire situation.

In September 2006, Village Voice writer and long-time Giuliani critic Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins, a senior producer for CBSNews. com, published The Grand Illusion: The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani and 9/11, one of the strongest reassessments of Giuliani's role in the events of 9/11. by Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins. Grand Illusion is the definitive report on Rudy Giuliani's role in 9/11-the true story of what happened that day and the first clear-eyed evaluation of Giuliani's role before, during, and after the disaster.

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Rudy Giuliani emerged from the smoke of 9/11 as the unquestioned hero of the day: America's Mayor, the father figure .

Rudy Giuliani emerged from the smoke of 9/11 as the unquestioned hero of the day: America's Mayor, the father figure we could all rely on to be tough, to be wise, to do the right thing. With surprising new reporting about the victims, the villains, and the heroes, this is an eye-opening reassessment of one of the pivotal events-and politicians-of our time.

Rudy Giuliani emerged from the smoke of 9/11 as the unquestioned hero of the day: America's Mayor, the father figure we could all rely on to be tough, to be wise, to do the right thing. In that uncertain time, it was a comfort to know that he was on the scene and in control, making the best of a dire situation.

But was he really?

Grand Illusion is the definitive report on Rudy Giuliani's role in 9/11—the true story of what happened that day and the first clear-eyed evaluation of Giuliani's role before, during, and after the disaster.

While the pictures of a soot-covered Giuliani making his way through the streets became very much a part of his personal mythology, they were also a symbol of one of his greatest failures. The mayor's performance, though marked by personal courage and grace under fire, followed two terms in office pursuing an utterly wrongheaded approach to the city's security against terrorism. Turning the mythology on its head, Grand Illusion reveals how Giuliani has revised his own history, casting himself as prescient terror hawk when in fact he ran his administration as if terrorist threats simply did not exist, too distracted by pet projects and turf wars to attend to vital precautions.

Authors Wayne Barrett and Dan Collins also provide the first authoritative view of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, recounting the triumphs and missteps of the city's efforts to heal itself. With surprising new reporting about the victims, the villains, and the heroes, this is an eye-opening reassessment of one of the pivotal events—and politicians—of our time.

Comments: (7)
Whitemaster
I don't like Rudy. I never did. The author of this book apparently is not too fond of him either. While I enjoyed reading about some of Rudy's foibles, there was waaaay to much detail in this book. I suppose the detail is there to demonstrate the validity of the stories told and the claims made. If you need convincing, you're in luck. But I think if you already have an opinion of Rudy, the book will not change your mind. If you like Rudy, you will take exception to everything. If you don't like Rudy, you will "eat it all up." So that leaves people who have no opinion of Rudy whatsoever and want to form one. If you are that person, you are in luck because of Rudy's divorce and his shenanigans as POTUS Trump's advocate.
Charyoll
Amazing fact-filled book on the reign of Rudy Giuliani. The depth of corruption and mismanagement are detailed. Giuliani and his cronies have the deaths of many of the 9/11 heroes on their filthy hands. The truth about the lack of planning and frankly the lack of concern for the men and women of the FDNY is appalling. The narcissistic man, Rudy, is exposed for all to see.
Bradeya
This book does an excellent job of examining how Giuliani, now running as the President of 9/11, and an expert on Homeland Security, dealt with the challenge of preparing New York City to cope with another terrorist attack, after the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. The authors' conclusion, heavily sourced and thoroughly argued, is that Giuliani failed to do much of anything to make the city safer. Despite all that was learned about the city's inadequate response in '93, Giuliani failed to get the firefighters new walkie-talkies, so they could communicate with the police, failed to establish a chain of command in the event of an emergency, and, most inexplicably, built, at great expense, his Emergency Command Post at the Trade Center itself, across the street from the '93 attack, rendering it useless on 9/11. These and a host of other mistakes almost certainly led to significant loss of life on 9/11, and seriously undermine Giuliani's claim to be the man we should trust with the nation's security. This is surely a must-read for journalists, and for anyone who wants to understand the events of that horrible day, and the character of this man who is running for President.
Silverbrew
There are so many lessons to be drawn from the events of September 11th. This book does a good job of outlining some of them. The "heckuva job Brownie" school of leadership was not limited to FEMA. Hacks, political supporters and hangers-on were rewarded with appointments to positions of power in emergency services. This might have gone unnoticed except for a disaster which called for competence at the time and begged scrutiny after the fact. The failure to play by the rules throughout the history of the WTC, intersecting with greed and politics as usual - in skirting safety regulations and rewarding hapless coat-holders - is the story here. Rudy is a pedestrian leader and a consumate huckster. Shame on us for being fooled.

The authors do a good job of presenting technical info regarding radio communications snafus that were avoidable and centered in sweetheart deals. They also do a good job of capturing the essence of many of the players in this tragedy who were just not up to the tasks thrust upon them. Little in their histories suggest that they would have been.

Now that Rudy wants to be president, partisans will cry that this is an ad hominem attack...but the truth is an absolute defense and Rudy simply can't mount it. Read this for the facts. The ample footnotes give the reader an opportunity to test skepticism.
Ochach
great reporting and a must read for anyone interested in the city landscape during the guiliani administration and the events leading unto and following 9/11..
Westened
This is an enlightening view of the tragedy of the World Trade disaster. The book demonstrates that the Giuliani administration was woefully prepared for the disaster despite several warnings that the towers were "ground zero" in the minds of Islamic terrorists. A must-read if one wants to understand 9-11.
Gandree
Partially exposes the farce of this bigoted demigod.