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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Shnayerson Narrator: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2015 ISBN: 9781619692596
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The story of Andrew Cuomo’s political life reads like a novel, and for the first time that story will be told in The Contender, a no-holds-barred biography by Vanity Fair writer Michael Shnayerson. In many ways, Cuomo’s rise and fall and rise again is an iconic narrative: the story of the young American politician of vaunting ambition, aiming for nothing less than the presidency. Like many other politicians, Cuomo had to come back from seeming political death and reinvent himself. He did so brilliantly, becoming New York’s attorney general, compiling a four-year record of significant cases focusing on public corruption, and then running for, and winning, the governorship in 2010, promising to clean up America’s most dysfunctional legislature.

In The Contender, Shnayerson digs deep into Cuomo’s fascinating personal life, from his marriage to Kerry Kennedy to his relationship with Sandra Lee. Andrew Cuomo remains one of the country’s most potent and impressive political leaders—one about whom pundits tend to agree that the White House is not a question of whether but of when. With Cuomo’s reelection this November, the nation will be abuzz about this rising star for the 2016 presidential election.

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About the Author

Michael Shnayerson, a longtime contributing editor to Vanity Fair, is the author of Irwin Shaw, The Car That Could, The Killers Within, and Coal River, which recounted the efforts of Appalachian lawyers and grassroots groups to stop the devastating practice of mountaintop coal removal in southern West Virginia. His passion for those environmental activists contributed to Harry Belafonte choosing him to collaborate on his autobiography. Shnayerson has been a reporter at the Santa Fe Reporter, a staff writer for Time, and a consulting editor at Conde Nast Traveler. His book The Car That Could was named one of the best business books of 1996 by BusinessWeek. He lives in Bridgehampton, New York, with his daughter.

About the Narrator

Robert Petkoff is an audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.