Please join us at Roosevelt House as we welcome veteran journalist Eleanor Randolph, who, as a member of the influential New York Times editorial board from 1998 to 2018, focused on issues involving city and state politics, media, and Russia. She will be in conversation with Joseph Viteritti, the Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Urban Policy and Planning Department at Hunter College. This event marks the publication of Randolph’s new book, The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg: Innovation, Money, and Politics, a revealing portrait of one of the wealthiest, most influential, and most famously private/public figures in modern America: business genius, inventor, innovator, publisher, philanthropist, activist, environmentalist, and three-term Mayor of New York City, Mike Bloomberg.

“It is long overdue that a serious biographer appraises this very important and interesting man, as a political leader and administrator, too real for what the major parties today are willing to offer us. Eleanor Randolph, an authoritative, insightful and lively biographer introduces a man who, in a different political climate, might be headed for the White House.”Gay Talese, author of The Kingdom and the Power.

“This masterful work not only paints a riveting portrait of a fascinating man; it is an absolutely first-rate study of leadership in business, politics and philanthropy.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of Leadership.

Eleanor Randolph — The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg | Posted on September 4th, 2019 | Book Discussions, Public Programs