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Me, Governor? : My Life in the Rough-and-Tumble World of New Jersey Politics / Richard J. Codey.

Author/Creator:
Codey, Richard J., author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2011]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (272 p.) : 14 Photographs
Subjects:
Governors -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Legislators -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
And so, a new chapter in the life of Richard J. Codey, an undertaker's son born and bred in the Garden State, began on the night of August 12, 2004--he knew from that point his life would never be the same . . . and it hasn't been. His memoir is a breezy, humorous, perceptive, and candid chronicle of local and state government from a man who lived among political movers and shakers for more than three decades. Codey became governor of New Jersey, succeeding James McGreevey, who resigned following a homosexual affair--a shattering scandal and set of circumstances that were bizarre, even for the home state of the Sopranos. At once a political autobiography, filled with lively, incisive anecdotes that record how Codey restored respectability and set a record for good politics and good government in a state so often tarnished, this is also the story about a man and his family.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
1. "McGreevey's Gay, I'm the New Governor"
2. The Undertaker's Son: Death and Politics Go Together
3. The Give-and-Take of Politics
4. Mary Jo: Love at First Sight
5. Family
6. Sports in My Life
7. Politics Gets Very Dirty
8. My Crusade on Behalf of the Mentally Ill
9. State Senate President
10. Governor, Not Acting Governor
11. Keeping NFL Football in New Jersey
12. Bowing Out as Governor
13. The Past . . . and the Future?
Index
About the Authors
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Dez 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9780813550763
OCLC:
794698951
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9780813550763 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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