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Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider's Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer's Short and Tragic Reign

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In November 2006, Eliot Spitzer was on top of the political world, having won the New York Governorship by the greatest margin ever—far outdistancing his predecessors Teddy and Franklin Roosevelt. Sixteen months later, in March 2008, Spitzer resigned from the governorship during a brief public appearance, and “Client No. 9” entered our vernacular. It was a story imbued wit ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by Kaplan Publishing (first published 2010)
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It's hard not to compare Lloyd Constantine's Journal of the Plague Year to Andrew Young's The Politician. Both were written by close aides to politicians seemingly on the fast track to a presidential run whose careers were derailed by a steamy sex scandal. There are enough differences to suggest that comparing the books is comparing apples to oranges and enough similarities to suggest that the comparison might be closer to comparing two different but equally rotten pieces of fruit.

To look at the
Rick Harrington
Reading insider accounts of the workings of government makes a good corrective to conspiracy theories: if you ever fall victim to the belief that people in power are greater than you or me, well, then I suppose you will also believe that terrorists are evil geniuses.

It would empower us to realize they're not. But then we would be responsible to make things better. It's often nicer to be angry with someone who should have done more because it seems they could have.

Jail the feckless slob who mana
Not worth reading. Very disappointing.
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