Book Discussion on Mike Bloomberg

Joyce Purnick talked about her book Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (PublicAffairs; September 22, 2009). In her biography she traced… read more

Joyce Purnick talked about her book Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics (PublicAffairs; September 22, 2009). In her biography she traced the life of Michael Bloomberg from child to businessman to self-made billionaire to the 108th mayor of New York City. Then she studied his record and his efforts to overturn the city’s two-term limit to win a third term as mayor. Ms. Purnick was joined by her husband Max Frankel. They responded to questions from members of the audience.

Ms. Purnick joined the New York Times in 1979 after writing for the New York Post and New York magazine. She has served in a range of positions, including head of the Metro department. In 1999 she decided to return to writing the “Metro Matters” column. She has covered six New York City mayors.

Max Frankel was executive editor of the New York Times from 1986 to 1994. He worked at the newspaper for fifty years, and is the author of The Times of My Life and My Life with the Times

This event of the 26th Miami Book Fair International took place Saturday, November 14, 2009, 12:30 p.m., in Room 3208/3209 of Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus. close

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Book Discussion on Mike Bloomberg

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Public Affairs Event
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Miami, Florida, United States
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Dec 21, 2009

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