This well-researched, savvy biography ... is a worthy addition to books about urban politics.
Here is the tenth-anniversary edition of the first full-scale biography of Frank Rizzo, one of the most beloved and feared public figures in urban American history. Sweeping and finely detailed, this is a work of scholarship that reads like a novel, packed with colorful new details and revealing new stories about a man whose life demonstrated how the force of personality can affect history.
About the Author
Formerly a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer, S. A. Paolantonio now works for ESPN.
John F. Timoney served as the police commissioner of Philadelphia.