New York Comes Back: The Mayoralty of Edward I. Koch
Michael GoodwinISBN: 1576872742;
New York City had been bleeding red ink, good jobs, and its middle class for years when Edward I. Koch was first elected in a stunning upset in 1977. With archival photographs and insightful essays, New York Comes Back tells how Mayor Koch led America?s largest city away from the brink of bankruptcy and social decay. After the Son of Sam murder spree and the riots that followed a sweltering July blackout, an unlikely savior stepped into the void and chaos. An unknown congressman witha rubber face and a liberal bent, Ed Koch injected a new word into the political vocabulary: No. Government would have to do less and people would have to sacrifice more if New York was to survive. Dr. No?s enthusiastic jousting with the city?senemies, real and sometimes imagined, gave an instant lift to New York?s collective spirit. Before long, people and money were flowing into the city instead of out, and New York became a model for how to revive America?s troubled urban areas....
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