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A Kind of Genius: Herb Sturz and Society's Toughest Problems

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Publisher Comments:

In A Kind of Genius, Sam Roberts offers a window onto Herb Sturzand#8217;s extraordinary lifeand#8217;s work. Sturz began his long career in social entrepreneurship by reforming the bail system and founding the Vera Institute of Justice. He served as New York Cityand#8217;s Deputy Mayor for Criminal Justice under Ed Koch and then as Chairman of the City Planning Commision. He moved on to establish affordable inner-city housing and programs for at-risk individuals. But Sturz has, to date, largely eschewed the publicand#8217;s eye.

Roberts pays tribute to Sturzand#8217;s inspirational legacy of accomplishment. His initiatives have consistently provided solutions to our most challenging problems. Here, for the first time, his astonishing story is told in full.

Review:

Social reformers toiling at ground level are often unknown. Herbert Sturz, who has spearheaded far-reaching changes in New York City, is no exception. Sam Roberts' book is the first extensive account of Sturz's remarkable accomplishments, which include transforming an unjust and inefficient bail system, preparing former drug addicts for the work force and unclogging city courts.

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Synopsis:

A renowned New York Times journalist tells the inspirational story of one of Americaand#8217;s most imaginative and effective social entrepreneurs.

About the Author

Sam Roberts, Urban Affairs Correspondent of the New York Times, has written for the Times for more than two decades. Before joining the Times, he was a reporter and city editor at the Daily News. His writing has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Republic, and New York Magazine. Author and co-author of several books, he lives in New York with his wife.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586484712
Subtitle:
Herb Sturz and Society's Toughest Problems
Author:
Roberts, Sam
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Businesspeople
Subject:
United states
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Humanitarians
Subject:
Philanthropy & Charity
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Businesspeople -- United States.
Subject:
Social entrepreneurship - United States
Subject:
Biography-Humanitarians
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20090303
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp. b/w photo insert on text
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 20 oz

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