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Rough Justice - The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Peter Elkind

With a combination of talent, hard work, connections, and family wealth, Eliot Spitzer built an amazing career. By his late forties, he'd gone from Princeton to Harvard Law to dramatic success as a prosecutor and attorney general to the governorship of New York. Many thought he would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Then came the prostitution scandal that shocked and mystified the nation. Peter Elkind's definitive account gets at all sides of this complex man: the well-intentioned do-gooder, the aggressive lawyer, the hardball politician, the dutiful son, the loving husband and father, and the secretive "Client 9" of the Emperor's Club escort service. Elkind interviewed dozens of key sources, ranging from Spitzer's family, friends, and closest aides, to targets of his high-profile investigations, to central players in the prostitution ring. He reveals many groundbreaking new details about Spitzer's rise, his short time as governor, and the way his enemies plotted against him. The result is a gripping, almost Shakespearean narrative-a tragedy of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the powerful forces (both internal and external) that destroyed him.

With a combination of talent, hard work, connections, and family wealth, Eliot Spitzer built an amazing career. By his late forties, he'd gone from Princeton to Harvard Law to dramatic success as a prosecutor and attorney general to the governorship of New York. Many thought he would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Then came the prostitution scandal that shocked and mystified the nation. Peter Elkind's definitive account gets at all sides of this complex man: the well-intentioned do-gooder, the aggressive lawyer, the hardball politician, the dutiful son, the loving husband and father, and the secretive "Client 9" of the Emperor's Club escort service. Elkind interviewed dozens of key sources, ranging from Spitzer's family, friends, and closest aides, to targets of his high-profile investigations, to central players in the prostitution ring. He reveals many groundbreaking new details about Spitzer's rise, his short time as governor, and the way his enemies plotted against him. The result is a gripping, almost Shakespearean narrative-a tragedy of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the powerful forces (both internal and external) that destroyed him.
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With a combination of talent, hard work, connections, and family wealth, Eliot Spitzer built an amazing career. By his late forties, he'd gone from Princeton to Harvard Law to dramatic success as a prosecutor and attorney general to the governorship of New York. Many thought he would become the first Jewish president of the United States. Then came the prostitution scandal that shocked and mystified the nation. Peter Elkind's definitive account gets at all sides of this complex man: the well-intentioned do-gooder, the aggressive lawyer, the hardball politician, the dutiful son, the loving husband and father, and the secretive "Client 9" of the Emperor's Club escort service. Elkind interviewed dozens of key sources, ranging from Spitzer's family, friends, and closest aides, to targets of his high-profile investigations, to central players in the prostitution ring. He reveals many groundbreaking new details about Spitzer's rise, his short time as governor, and the way his enemies plotted against him. The result is a gripping, almost Shakespearean narrative-a tragedy of one man's noble intentions and fatal flaws and the powerful forces (both internal and external) that destroyed him.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Arthur Morey

Length:

12h 44m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

22:44


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

45:48


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:15


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

51:01


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

55:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

47:36


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

39:14


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

42:16


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

58:23


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

49:02


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

46:46


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

32:19


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

37:09


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

54:22


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

45:44


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

45:51


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

50:19


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

00:30