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The Resource Greed and glory : the rise and fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York, Sean Deveney

Greed and glory : the rise and fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York, Sean Deveney

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Greed and glory : the rise and fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York
Title
Greed and glory
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York
Statement of responsibility
Sean Deveney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On October 28, 1986, just one day after winning one of the most thrilling World Series in history, the New York Mets were feted by more than two million fans with a parade through the city. In news accounts of event, there was a small aside, as this one in the New York Times "Notable in his absence was the pitcher Dwight Gooden, who Mets officials later said had overslept." No, the Mets' twenty-one-year-old phenom had not slept too late. He had not slept at all, in fact. For Gooden, his postgame champagne celebration kicked off a cocaine binge that took him to a club in Long Island and wound up with him, wired, watching his teammates roll through the streets as he sat with strangers in a public housing project. Such were the 1980s in New York City, a gilded era buttressed by fast money from a real estate boom and the explosion of Wall Street wealth. The Mets and Giants, bolstered by lightning-rod personalities like Gooden and Lawrence Taylor, brought the city sporting glory and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner ruled the back pages with his bombastic personality while its celebrity wealthy added a tabloid-friendly touch of intrigue and national envy. Iconoclastic real estate developer Donald Trump gained national celebrity for his deal-making skill and the flaunting of his outsize ego. Even mayor Ed Koch had gained coast-to-coast fame and mention as a potential future president. Beneath the opulence was a tenuous foundation, one that collapsed spectacularly over the last half of the decade. Away from the cameras focused on the city's nouveau riche, New York was beset by crisis after crisis--homelessness, AIDS, crack cocaine, organized crime. The swell of outrage over the unwillingness of the city elite to address those problems took years to finally reach a tipping point. --Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
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Deveney, Sean
Dewey number
796.09747
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV584.5.N4
LC item number
D48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Nineteen eighties
  • Sports
  • Sports
  • New York (State)
Label
Greed and glory : the rise and fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York, Sean Deveney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: In the Dark -- Part II: Shocked -- Part III: Fireworks -- Part IV: Battle -- Part V: Reckoning -- Part VI: Crash
Control code
on1016934859
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 363 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510730632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Greed and glory : the rise and fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York, Sean Deveney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: In the Dark -- Part II: Shocked -- Part III: Fireworks -- Part IV: Battle -- Part V: Reckoning -- Part VI: Crash
Control code
on1016934859
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 363 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510730632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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