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A Prayer for the City

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In A Prayer for the City, Buzz Bissinger, bestselling author of Friday Night Lights, tells the epic story of a mayor who will do anything to save a city on the brink of collapse. To effect a turnaround Mayor Rendell takes unions head on, lobbies President Clinton to save ten thousand defense jobs, and wrestles Smiley the Pig on Hot Dog Day — all while bearing in mind the fickleness of constituents whose favor may turn on a missed garbage pick-up or an overzealous meter maid.

Heart-wrenching and hilarious, alive with detail and insight, A Prayer for the City describes both a city on its knees and the rare combination of political courage and optimism that may be the only hope for America's urban centers.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-399) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679421986
Author:
Bissinger, Buzz
Author:
Clark, Robert
Author:
Bissinger, H. G.
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
U.S. Government
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Mayors
Subject:
Philadelphia
Subject:
Mayors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
GTR-149
Publication Date:
c1997
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xxxiv, 408 p.
Dimensions:
9.63x6.50x1.48 in. 1.73 lbs.

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