Rough Justice

Rough Justice

The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

eBook - 2010
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Traces the career and downfall of the former New York governor, describing his dramatic successes as a prosecutor and attorney general and was a promising politician before the scandal that ended his gubernatorial career.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2010.
ISBN: 9781101404409
110140440X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 304 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).
Contents: Ironbutt
Becoming a pol
Eliot time
Wild kingdom
Irwin
"Daddy, please don't hit me anymore"
The big ugly
The haunted house
Shark vs. octopus
"Bangbang"
Animals
Crossing the Rubicon
"A well-known politician"
Client 9
Who killed Eliot Spitzer?
Epilogue: Eliot unbound.
Summary: Traces the career and downfall of the former New York governor, describing his dramatic successes as a prosecutor and attorney general and was a promising politician before the scandal that ended his gubernatorial career.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

s
StarGladiator
Jun 30, 2013

Too sympathetic to Spitzer, who prosecuted those who frequented prostitutes and escort services, while Spitzer himself did the same! Spitzer filed a "friend of the court" (amicus curaie) on behalf of that fellow who had leased or owned the Twin Towers while an attorney general, a clear conflict of interest. Spitzer seems to possess the hubris of those born to wealth, thinking he was above it all and could never get caught; the typical attitude of the super-rich! Is he really a democrat, or did he simply assume that facade?

f
floy
Jun 30, 2013

Although this book gives a comprehensive portrait of Spitzer's professional career (which was mostly good), it really doesn't explain why he did what he did to cause his own downfall. He was being talked about as a possible future president and yet he regularly paid thousands of dollars for a couple hours with call girls, even when he was governor of New York. Did he not think they might recognize him? ! He didn't use his real name (he couldn't even make up a name - he cavalierly used a friend's name) but he used his real address. The author doesn't present any insight into the relationship Spitzer had with his wife and the only explanation offered is that he may be a sex addict. Allegedly he spent $100,000 on prostitutes over a few years.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CML

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top