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$19.95. biog Roy Cohn was not so much a lawyer as an operator. All his life, he preferred manipulating connections with the rich and powerful to playing by the rules diligently. von Hoffman's biography is a fuller and more damning account than Sidney Zion's The Autobiography of Roy Cohn ( LJ 4/15/88), but it is fair; the extensive testimony from friends and foes alike make this almost an oral history. The chapter on Cohn's Washington years as counsel to Senator Joe McCarthy seems curiously out of focus, but the narrative quickly picks up steam as it details the indictments by Bobby Kennedy's Justice Department, the glory years as New York power broker, and finally disbarment and death from AIDS. This fascinating story of a figure at once brilliant and outrageous is highly recommended for public libraries. Jack Ray, Loyola/Notre Dame Lib., Baltimore
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Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0385236905 1st edition, 1st printing in new condition. D/J may have some minor shelf scuffing. Y-6. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-2506
Book Description Doubleday, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0385236905
Book Description Doubleday, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110385236905