Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities

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5.8 X 1.4 X 8.3 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Juan Gonzalez is one of this country s best-known Latino journalists. He was a staff columnist for New York s Daily News from 1987 to 2016 and has been a co-host since 1996 of Democracy Now! He is the author of Harvest of Empire, News for All the People, and Fallout. Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he was raised in East Harlem and Brooklyn, New York."
Praise for Reclaiming Gotham
"A leading Latino journalist looks at the left-populist uprising that brought Bill de Blasio into the New York mayor's office and sharpened the nation's blue-red divide. . . . Urban activists in other cities have much to learn from New York's experience, and González's book makes a good place to start."
--Kirkus Reviews

"The future is never charted in Washington. The future always begins at the grassroots, in our great cities. Our ablest chronicler of urban affairs, Juan González, has with Reclaiming Gotham produced the essential book on today's American politics--and, more importantly, on the next American politics. This is a visionary book that begins in New York and takes us to cities across the United States. Brilliantly reported, intensely honest, Reclaiming Gotham goes to the heart of the city and finds what the finest reporters always uncover there: struggle, courage, and, above all, hope."
--John Nichols, The Nation

"Juan González, whose radical light has never dimmed, is simply one of the greatest urban reporters of our time. Here he tells the story of Bill de Blasio's hopeful, if often lurching, crusade to turn America's richest metropolis into a city with equity for all."
--Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, winner of the 2016 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalist and 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Investigative Reporting

"A warm and deeply read and well-informed view of Mayor de Blasio that clarifies the important achievements that he and the forces who brought him into office have achieved, without losing sight of the compromises that they made on the journey to influence."
--John Mollenkopf, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology and director of the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center, City University of New York

Praise for Juan González's Harvest of Empire
"A serious, significant contribution to understanding who the Hispanics of the United States are and where they came from."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"Required reading, not simply for Latinos but for everyone."
-- Kansas City Star

"Methodical, convincing and written in a style that makes its fact-filled chapters flow with ease...a fresh perspective on the long history of Latinos in the United States...offers an insider's view of the rich and varied fabric of the people soon to be the largest minority in the United States."
-- San Diego Tribune

Praise for Juan González:
"An iron man of the news room...there has not been a New York City newspaper writer who identified so completely with the struggles of working men and women for many years."
--Tom Robbins