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The Resource A prayer for the city, Buzz Bissinger ; photographs by Robert Clark

A prayer for the city, Buzz Bissinger ; photographs by Robert Clark

Label
A prayer for the city
Title
A prayer for the city
Statement of responsibility
Buzz Bissinger ; photographs by Robert Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mayor Edward Rendell will do almost anything for Philadelphia. He will clean the bathrooms in City Hall, endure a joint appearance with Mickey Mouse, and personally lobby President Clinton to keep jobs in the city. He is that rare politician who is larger than life in his ambitions, compassion, and flaws - a man wise enough to see the comic absurdity of his job, yet crazy enough to think he can actually revive his declining city. To succeed, Rendell must negotiate a tough new contract with city workers who are threatening to strike and wreak havoc on the city. He must allay African-American leaders engaged in a zero-sum game of racial politics. He must combat the loss of tens of thousands of jobs that have brought the Workshop of the World to its knees. As Rendell and his brilliant chief of staff, David Cohen, fight these political battles, four citizens of Philadelphia engage in their own personal struggles, each one connected to events at City Hall. At turns heart-wrenching and hilarious, A Prayer for the City dramatically illustrates high-pressure politics and the threat of economic decline facing so many cities
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bissinger, Buzz
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F158.54.R46
LC item number
B57 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rendell, Edward G.
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Mayors
  • Rendell, Edward G.
  • Mayors
  • Political science
  • Social history
  • Pennsylvania
Label
A prayer for the city, Buzz Bissinger ; photographs by Robert Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-399) and index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxxiv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780679421986
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97009637
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36446947
Label
A prayer for the city, Buzz Bissinger ; photographs by Robert Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [396]-399) and index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxxiv, 408 p.
Isbn
9780679421986
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97009637
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)36446947

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